Cheyenne, Wy – Mid American Energy Holdings Company has taken a major step forward towards acquiring PacificCorp. State Regulators think the move could help improve Wyoming's energy industry something Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman says is not happening now. The Wyoming Public Service Commission gave unanimous support to the deal. Five other states must still approve the sale.
Laramie, Wy – Authorities apprehended 16 illegal aliens from Mexico this week during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in southeastern Wyoming. The arrests were made Tuesday after a state trooper stopped a van for speeding about 15 miles east of Cheyenne. The U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says smuggling charges were being pursued against two people who took turns driving the van, which was headed to Florida. Twelve of the 14 passengers were being sent back to Mexico, while two remained behind as witnesses.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming is among a dozen states where the National Rifle Association is lobbying to make it easier for people to defend themselves with deadly force. The NRA is backing bills in a dozen states to specify people have no duty to retreat from an attacker before using deadly force. Twenty-five states already have such laws on their books.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming became the first state to endorse the nine-point-four billion purchase of PacifiCorp by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. The purchase which was approved unanimously by the state Public Service Commission Thursday. It still needs the approval of regulators in five other states in which PacifiCorp operates.