Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Education says 29 percent of Wyoming schools failed to make so-called Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the federal law, public schools and districts are required to continually improve their students' achievement in language arts and mathematics from year-to-year to match a federal mandate that all students are achieving at or above grade level by 2014. In Wyoming, a total of 247 out of 348 schools and 39 out of 48
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson says he fears Washington politicians have lost sight of the most important question as they fight over raising the national debt limit.
He says they need to ask themselves what's best for the United States - not what's best for their political agendas.
Simpson is a Wyoming Republican who served as co-chairman of last year's national deficit reduction commission. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it's clear the country needs to raise taxes and cut spending.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Chapter of the AARP is urging Wyoming's U.S. Senators to oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Plans for reducing the federal deficit include cuts to those programs.