WPR News
8:25 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Vice President Cheney speaks to legislature

Cheyenne, Wy – Vice President Dick Cheney returned to the place where his political career started Friday to speak to the Wyoming legislature. During the speech he only made passing reference to his hunting accident last weekend. The Vice President was greeted with loud applause from members of the house and senate. During the speech he mostly spoke about the respect he has for other Wyoming politicians and his love for the state of Wyoming. Cheney never served in the state legislature, but he was an intern here in 1965.

Read more
WPR News
8:16 am
Fri February 17, 2006

House Will Debate Child Care Bill

Cheyenne, Wy – A panel of the state legislature gave its approval to a bill that is intended to improve the quality of early childcare in the state. It's a priority of the governor and the first lady says it is the most important piece of legislation she has seen in her 30 years of working with lawmakers.
It would set up a rating system for child care providers.

Read more
WPR News
8:14 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Representative Wants To Crack Down On Drunk Drivers

Cheyenne, Wy – Penalties for drinking and driving may get tougher soon. The state house gave initial approval to a bill that is less lenient on repeat drunk drivers. The proposal would mean three convictions of driving under the influence in seven years would be a felony. Currently a driver has to have four convictions in five years.
Representative Beckett Hinckley has spearheaded this effort for a couple years now and thinks it is critical to resolve.

Read more
7:52 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Nez Perce Hunt

Yellowstone – For the first time in more than 150 years, the Nez Perce exercised their treaty rights to hunt buffalo near Yellowstone. A conversation with hunt organizer and Nez Perce member James Holt.

Read more
7:51 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Reporters Roundtable

Wyoming – Our weekly reporters' roundtable dissects the coverage of Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident

7:50 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Lobbyist Clout

Wyoming – Bob Beck examines whether the state's most powerful industries really have the most influential lobbyists.

7:50 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Listener Segment

Wyoming – We asked you whether the state should save or spend its massive budget surplus.

7:49 am
Fri February 17, 2006

CBM Art and Politics

Wyoming – Images from an art exhibit on coal bed methane development won't be seen at the Nicolaysen museum in Casper. Kristin Espeland reports on why.

Read more
7:48 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Foster Care

Wyoming – The level of attention from social workers to the over 800 Wyoming children in foster care receive.

7:48 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Rural Health Tech

Wyoming – Using technology to bring better health care to rural Wyoming, a conversation with Wyoming Primary Care Association chief Steve Chasson.

Pages