Author Temple Grandin says more improvements can be made to livestock facilities
Wyoming – Temple Grandin has revolutionized livestock handling facilities through her ideas about understanding animals and treating them humanely. She has consulted for companies including McDonalds and Swift. Now, half the cattle handled in the U.S. move through facilities that she designed. She speaks with Molly Messick.
Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott discusses his goals.
Wyoming – Recently Governor Matt Mead appointed a 26 year Wyoming Game and Fish Department veteran to lead the department. Scott Talbott was raised in Wyoming and has had a number of jobs with the department in all corners of the state. He speaks with Bob Beck.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The governor has signed off on a major change to Wyoming's driving under the influence law. Under the new measure, drivers suspected of DUI will no longer be permitted to refuse to take a blood alcohol test.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – U.S. Census data show Wyoming's natural gas industry is responsible for large population gains around the state.
Data released Thursday show Gillette's population increased 48 percent between 2000 and 2010 to just over 29,000. Drilling for coal-bed methane caused the population of Gillette and surrounding Campbell County to increase steadily over the past decade.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The legislature has likely ended the discussion on gay marriage for the session. The State Senate voted down a conference committee report that would have kept gay marriages from being recognized in Wyoming. Senate President Jim Anderson says he does not plan to appoint another conference committee, and that essentially kills the bill.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming residents will soon be able to carry concealed guns without a permit. Governor Matt Mead signed the measure into law, saying that it was a good bill for Wyoming citizens.
It makes Wyoming the fourth state to enact such legislation. Casper Senator Kit Jennings says he believes more states will vote to do the same. "I think this is a historic bill," he said. "I think a lot of states will follow us. As usual, Wyoming is a trend setter."
Laramie, Wyo. – Libyan students studying at the University of Wyoming gathered today on campus to stand in solidarity with protesters in Libya, who are calling for the end of Muammar el-Qaddafi's regime. Waving Libyan flags and signs that read "We want freedom" and "No more blood," the students chanted "No more war" and "Qaddafi must go." About ten Libyan students turned out for the event.