WPR News
8:33 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

More construction proposed for UW

WPR News
8:32 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Most schools are doing fine under federal standards

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

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The Impact Of War Project
9:14 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Military Dogs Enjoy Brighter Future After Service

Marine Cpl. Daniel Cornier and his colleague, Chaak, in Afghanistan. "Pretty much trust him with my life," Cornier says.
Courtesy of Daniel Cornier

The military's four-legged warriors now have a more hopeful future in store.

Military working dogs were once euthanized when their service days were over.

But, their fate is changing as military and civilian families pressure the Defense Department to make it easier for handlers to adopt their canine colleagues.

Looking out over Camp Pendleton's K-9 training field in California, Marine Cpl. Daniel Cornier shares stories about Chaak, the dog he deployed with to Afghanistan.

His words are halting and emotional.

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WPR News
7:47 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Hail hurts producers in the Big Horn Basin

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WPR News
7:43 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Cheyenne storm could cost millions

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WPR News
8:54 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Simpson fears failure in debt talks

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.

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WPR News
8:17 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Wyoming AARP speaks out against cuts to federal entitlement programs

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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.

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