4:12 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Cowboys open football season against Weber State

    The Wyoming Cowboys open the college football season Saturday night at home against Weber State.  It also marks the first college game for freshman Quarterback Brett Smith who raised eyebrows this off season with his improved play.  Wyoming offensive Coordinator Greg Brandon expects Smith to play well.

“He’s a tenacious guy, a great competitor and I think when he makes a mistake, the biggest thing that he has to do is forget about it. Because the next play is more important."

4:10 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Riverton Community Health returns in 2011

Riverton's Community Health Center could be up and running again by early next year. The facility had to shut its doors in March due to financial difficulties, which made it difficult for some to get affordable health care to area residents without insurance. But the Community Health Center of Casper received grant funding that will be used to re-open the Riverton facility. Chief Financial Officer Connie Longwell says that they are already managing the Dubois Community Health Center and soon will be able to restore service to Riverton.

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Labor Day Patrol
3:49 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

All state troopers on patrol for Labor Day Weekend

Wyoming Highway Patrol

 For those of you planning a road trip this Labor Day weekend, here's a reminder to buckle up and mind the speed limit.
 Sgt. Stephen Townsend of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says troopers will be out in full-force until Tuesday.

"Yeah with the increased folks out on the road, it's just to make sure everyone has a safe weekend. We want to reduce injuries out on the highway and, most importantly, save lives."

Townsend says all troopers, with limited exceptions, will be required to work this weekend.

The Two-Way
3:40 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Federal Judge Rules Roger Clemens Will Face New Trial

Originally published on Fri September 2, 2011 3:54 pm

One-time baseball pitching star Roger Clemens is not off the hook.

A federal judge ruled Friday that Clemens must stand trial a second time for allegedly lying to a Congressional committee about steroid use. In July, Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct.

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The Two-Way
3:13 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Receives $12.5M Bonus; Son James Declines $6M Bonus

News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch (right), testifying alongside his son James, said his appearance before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life."
Parbul AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of the embattled News Corporation, received a $12.5 million cash bonus for the fiscal year that ended in June.

That may come as a surprise, considering that Murdoch has been at the helm of News Corp. as it tries to weather a phone hacking scandal that has led to the arrest of 13 people and the resignation of two of Murdoch's top executives.

Murdoch's son, James, who is his deputy, turned down a $6 million bonus, which would have been a 74 percent increase from his 2010 take-home pay.

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It's All Politics
2:56 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

House GOP: Approval Of Special Olympics Torch Run Trumps Obama Address

Originally published on Sun September 4, 2011 7:40 am

It became clearer today why John Boehner this week became the first U.S. House Speaker in the nation's history to turn down a president's request to address a joint session of Congress.

The House has pressing business Wednesday evening, when President Obama asked to speak to members of Congress about his plans to goose the stagnant jobs market.

Pressing, as in:

Considering the extension of the "Generalized System of Preferences."

Contemplating the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011.

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Shots - Health Blog
1:54 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Tiny Strokes May Cause The Shuffling Gait of Old Age

Stroke so small they're never noticed may add up.
Lisa F. Young

Old people who don't have signs of cardiovascular disease still may have suffered microscopic strokes that don't show up on conventional tests. The small strokes may impair their ability to walk, balance and function just the same.

Scientists examined the brains of 418 priests and nuns after they died. The researchers found that one-third of the brains that had seemed normal using conventional tests while the people were alive actually had damage to tiny blood vessels. The damage was so slight it was impossible to see without a microscope.

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The Two-Way
1:51 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Pot Brownie Mix-Up Gives Canadian Office Workers Unexpected Buzz

Be careful what you eat at work, because you don't know exactly what's in that batch of delicious brownies.

That's the lesson a group office drones learned in Victoria, British Columbia. The Vancouver Sun reports that three people ate some brownies brought to the office by a co-worker. After a while, the workers started complaining of "light-headedness, numbness in the limbs and disorientation."

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Mitt Romney
1:41 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

In Florida, Romney Looks To Outshine His Rivals

Everyone likes to be loved, and when campaign season comes around, Florida gets more than its share of adoration.

"This is just a state that's like the whole country," said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "I love Florida, love being here, love the people of this state, in part because you understand what makes America America."

So far, Florida is returning his affection. He leads Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Republican candidates in the polls here, in part because he has been here a lot and built a good organization.

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Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent.

In this role, Shapiro takes on long-term reporting projects and covers breaking news stories for NPR's news shows.

Shapiro's major investigative stories include his reports on the failure of colleges and universities to punish for on-campus sexual assaults; the inadequacy of civil rights laws designed to get the elderly and people with disabilities out of nursing homes, and the little-known profits involved in the production of medical products from donated human cadavers.