WPR News
6:25 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Plane crash may be a hoax

WPR News
9:25 am
Thu December 9, 2010

State lands board to vote on plan to sell Grand Teton land to the federal government

Cheyenne, Wy – A threat by the state of Wyoming to sell off two square miles of land inside Grand Teton National Park may be resolved today with a vote.
Top Wyoming officials including Gov. Dave Freudenthal are
scheduled to vote on a plan under which the federal government
would buy the state land piece by piece over several years.
Wyoming has owned the pristine land in Jackson Hole since
statehood. The state leases the land for grazing, bringing in
little money compared to what the state could get by selling the

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WPR News
7:29 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Fiscal commission members meet in Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson says the best way to deal with the growing federal debt is to cut the federal budget. Speaking in Cheyenne today, the co-chair of President Obama's fiscal commission sought support for the commission's reform plan. That proposal recently failed to get enough votes to go to Congress for its consideration.

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WPR News
6:58 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Western governors focus on endangered species

Las Vegas, NV – A panel of Democratic and Republican governors from throughout the West say the Endangered Species Act hurts businesses, property owners and farmers to protect amimals and plants that may not be at risk.

Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming said there is little trust or cooperation between federal officials writing the laws and state leaders required to enforce them.

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WPR News
6:55 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Wyo community college tuition going up

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Community College Commission has approved a 4.5 percent tuition increase at the state's seven community colleges.

The increase approved on a 3-2 vote Wednesday takes effect in the 2011-12 school year and means in-state, full-time students will pay $3 more per credit hour, or $72 more per year.

The commission discussed but rejected increasing the tuition by $6 per credit hour after most community college presidents thought that was too steep of an increase.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Many Wyoming schools didn't meet federal education guidelines

Cheyenne, Wy – The state Department of Education says 97 schools and five districts in Wyoming did not meet education standards as defined by federal law.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride announced
Tuesday that 72 percent of Wyoming schools made so-called adequate
yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Schools and districts are required to continually improve their
students' achievement in language arts and mathematics from
year-to-year to meet a federal mandate that all students are

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WPR News
6:30 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Pipeline worker killed

Laramie, WY – Authorities in Wyoming say a worker was killed while helping build a natural gas pipeline.
Sweetwater County sheriff Rich Haskell said that 62-year-old Elvin Loggins of Bronson, Texas died Saturday after he was apparently crushed by a large section of pipe. Loggins, a welder, was taken to Memorial Hospital of Rock Springs, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed Monday showed no evidence of foul play.
The pipeline is being built for Snelson Companies, Inc.

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