1:42 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Four-lane Highways

Wyoming Roads

Wyoming – How a new report on highway safety compares to state plans for expanding two-lane roads.

WPR News
9:45 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Hearing for Teen Charged in Witness Killing

WPR News
9:41 am
Thu February 9, 2006

New Bill Would Cover Health Care for Parents of Kids in Kid Care

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6:53 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Campbell County Wants Help To Pay For Jail

Gillette, Wy – Campbell County plans to ask the state for
250-thousand dollars to design an addition to the overcrowded
county jail.
The jail was built for 128 inmates. But it has set several
crowding records recently, including 170 people over the weekend.
Sheriff Bill Pownall says he expects the jail population to
increase by about 20 percent per year as the population of
northeast Wyoming continues to grow.
In the meantime, the jail has had to rely on temporary beds and
by putting inmates in the infirmary.

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WPR News
6:47 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Thomas Worried About Cuts To Research

Washington D-C – Senator Craig Thomas is criticizing the Bush administration for proposing cuts to coal research and technology
programs.
Thomas shared his concerns with Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman
at a congressional hearing today (Thursday). Thomas said the
economy can't afford to -- in his words -- "kick out fossil fuels
overnight."
President Bush emphasized the use of more renewable fuels in his
State of the Union speech last week.
But Thomas said he is concerned that the budget puts too much

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WPR News
8:39 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Impact Aid Debated

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8:39 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Impact Aid Debated

WPR News
7:41 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Governor: President's Budget Means Wyoming Spends More

Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal says the budget proposed by President Bush would mean Wyoming could have to spend more. Freudenthal says in particular the budget would impact programs in the Department of Health and Family Services. He says what the administration did with rural health care is absurd.
Freudenthal says he is glad that Senator Craig Thomas is going to fight efforts to cut the rural health care program.

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WPR News
9:12 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Rawlins Prison Short 70 Staff

Laramie, Wy – Natural gas development is starting to move into Carbon County. That and the proximity of the other gas fields mean lots of job opportunities. The Recruiting Manager for the Department of Corrections, Brenda Reedy, says the prison in Rawlins has lost staff to higher paying jobs in the energy industry. This has left 70 positions open.

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9:09 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Rawlins May Get Wal Mart

Laramie, Wy – Wal Mart is moving forward with opening a Supercenter in Rawlins. The senior manager for Wal Mart public affairs in Wyoming, Grey McGinnis, says they choose sites mostly based on consumer feedback.
McGinnis says he's not sure when construction might begin as they are still in the approval process with the city of Rawlins. But, he says things are going forward.

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