City Council Rejects Softer Smoking Ban

Laramie, WY – The Laramie City Council rejected a proposal last night to relax the city's smoking ban. Councilman Joe Hageman's proposal would have permitted smoking in bars and private clubs, as long as smoking was limited to no more than half of the establishment and each section had its own working ventilation system. But the proposal died on a 5-3 vote.