Washington DC – He's only been in the US Senate since 2007, but Republican John Barrasso is quickly rising in visibility and within party ranks. As Manuel Quinones reports from Capitol Hill, experts say his rising political tide could lift Wyoming's boat as well.
Wyoming – Wyoming continues to do battle with sexually transmitted diseases or STD's. Recently the state has seen an uptick in its STD numbers. Canyon Hardesty of the Wyoming department of health oversees the STD and communicable disease program. She joins us to explain that the most recent numbers show that Wyoming is following some national trends.
Wyoming – The Wyoming Women's Prison was recently given a failing grade for its handling of pregnant women and mothers. The grade came from a report authored by the National Women's Law Center and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights in Washington D.C. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone spent a day at the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk, the only women's prison in the state.
Wyoming – Whenever Wyoming Economic Development officials talk about diversifying the economy, the topic of developing manufacturing jobs always comes up. Though the state is famous for exporting things such as coal and gas, Wyoming has virtually no reputation for making things. Bob Beck reports.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Northern Arapaho tribal elections are held every two years, to elect new members to three different councils. The Business Council, which saw four of its six members replaced this election, is responsible for the tribe's financial matters. The Economic Development Commission oversees tribal development, and the Tribal Committee is in charge of social events like powwows, teen dances and in some cases, ceremonies. Those two councils saw only one member each replaced by a new candidate.
LARAMIE, wyo – Today is the Great American Smokeout. It's the American Cancer society's longstanding effort to try and get smokers to give up smoking for 24 hours and make a plan to stop entirely. The tobacco cessation coordinator for Wyoming is Kathi Wilson. She says the state offers counseling and other services in an effort to get people to quit smoking But Wilson adds that it is harder to go cold turkey than it used to