Casper, Wy – Republican legislators have chosen their leadership in the state Senate and House. During caucuses on Saturday in Casper, Sen. Jim Anderson of Glenrock was elected the new Senate president. Sen. Tony Ross of Cheyenne is the majority floor leader, and Sen. Phil Nicholas of Laramie is Senate vice president. In the House, Rep. Ed Buchanan of Torrington is the new House Speaker. Rep. Tom Lubnau of Gillette is the majority floor leader, and Rep. Matt Teeters of Lingle is the majority whip. The Republicans will enjoy the largest majority in the Capitol
Laramie, Wyo. – One recommendation in the federal deficit reduction proposal released this week is the elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. That's the private, nonprofit corporation that oversees the government's investment in public broadcasting. That includes PBS and NPR and their affiliated member stations, including Wyoming Public Radio.
Could Wyoming take on China in Rare Element Market?
Wyoming – Many of today's technologies are only possible because of a special mineral group called rare earth elements. Rare earths are among 17 elements on the periodic table with exotic names like dysposium, neodymium or europium. Wyoming Public Radio's Tristan Ahtone says a global race to produce rare earths is underway and Wyoming may be on the verge of becoming a major player.