WPR News
8:31 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

41 percent of Wyo. traffic deaths alcohol-related

CHEYENNE, wyo – The Wyoming Highway Safety Program says the state isn't winning the battle against drunken driving. Last year: alcohol played a role in 41 percent of the deaths on Wyoming's roads and nearly half of the states fatal crashes involved alcohol.

Last year, the Legislature failed to pass measures that would have made refusing to take blood-alcohol tests a crime and increased drunken driving penalties.

Laramie is moving toward passing its own tougher penalties for drunken drivers.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Wyo. Gov.: Wolf meeting seeks 'roadmap' on wolves

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CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal says he, two other Western governors and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are all frustrated at lack of progress toward ending federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies.

Freudenthal, Salazar, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter met Monday in Denver to talk about the wolf issue.

Freudenthal says much of the meeting focused on possible congressional action to recognize that the wolf population is fully recovered in the Northern Rockies.

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WPR News
8:26 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Lummis says Obama pay freeze not enough

CHEYENNE, wyo – U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says President Barack Obama's proposed federal pay freeze doesn't go far enough.

The Wyoming Republican says a commitment to austerity can only be taken seriously if Washington halts the unchecked growth of government in addition to a freeze on pay.

Lummis has introduced legislation that she says would result in a smaller, leaner federal work force and save taxpayers about $35 billion over 10 years.

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WPR News
11:17 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Wyoming ranks low for innovative tech jobs

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WPR News
11:13 am
Mon November 29, 2010

DUI's still a problem in Wyoming

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WPR News
11:10 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Poaching incidents on the rise

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WPR News
7:15 pm
Fri November 26, 2010

Black Friday is busy at Wyoming malls

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