Elizabeth Wynne Johnson

Reporter

For those living below or anywhere near the poverty line, the list of daily struggles is long – and mostly familiar:  food, housing, medical care...  Over the last decade, diaper banks have emerged in some 40 spots throughout the country; Wyoming is not yet one of them.  In the meantime, a new nationwide effort is underway to bring awareness and unprecedented resources to the problem of “diaper need.”  From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

ELIZABETH WYNNE JOHNSON: This is a story about connecting dots… and about little things that make a big difference.

For those living below or anywhere near the poverty line, the list of daily struggles is long – and mostly familiar:  food, housing, medical care...  Over the last decade, diaper banks have emerged in some 40 spots throughout the country; Wyoming is not yet one of them.  In the meantime, a new nationwide effort is underway to bring awareness and unprecedented resources to the problem of “diaper need.”  From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

ELIZABETH WYNNE JOHNSON: This is a story about connecting dots… and about little things that make a big difference.

A fight over less than an acre of land in a remote part of Idaho could alter the way the government enforces environmental regulations across the country and many in Wyoming are watching.  Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Sackett-v-EPA.

Mike and Chantell Sackett bought a plot of land in North Idaho with a nice lake view.  But their dreams of building a rustic A-frame cottage have been on hold for four years, because the E-P-A says their property is in a protected wetland area. 

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Stubbornly high gas prices were a constant refrain in Washington this week. Congress spent much of its time voting on bills and holding hearings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports on how each member of the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate.

Last night the U.S. Senate Education committee sent to the full Senate a major revision of the education law called No Child Left Behind. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi has for years been at the forefront of the effort to overhaul the federal law. The Wyoming Republican has worked closely with Iowa Democrat, Senator Tom Harkin, to find common ground on ways to improve it. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson gives us a snapshot of the work that went into reforming the legislation this week