WPR News
8:15 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Education standards get poor grades

WPR News
8:38 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Yellowstone Park fire 20 percent contained

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – Firefighters have contained about 20 percent of a 385-acre wildfire burning in windy conditions near the center of Yellowstone National Park.

The fire is located seven miles southwest of the Bridge Bay Campground. Park officials say all roads and trails remain open.

Hot shot crews, helicopters and two air tankers have been fighting the fire since Monday. The blaze was about a half acre when it was first spotted Sunday, but gusty winds drove it to about 385 acres by Monday afternoon.

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WPR News
8:29 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Wyo unemployment dropped in June

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's unemployment rate fell in June, to 6 point 8 percent. That's the fifth consecutive month of decreasing unemployment in the state, and that's good news. But University of Wyoming economist Rob Godby says the most recent numbers also show underlying weaknesses.

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WPR News
8:23 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Enzi wants jobless benefits without added debt

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Sen. Mike Enzi has joined most fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate in opposing the Democrat-sponsored legislation to restore unemployment benefits to millions of jobless workers.

Enzi says he supports extending the unemployment benefits but disagrees with how Democrats are paying for it.

The Wyoming Republican says Democrats are borrowing more money and adding $34 billion to an already staggering national debt when other options are available that wouldn't add to the debt.

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WPR News
8:15 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort drops ski pass prices

Laramie, Wyo. – The cost of a season pass for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be about 25% lower this year. Resort president Jerry Blann announced changes in prices for season tickets during a press conference Tuesday.

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WPR News
8:05 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Fight against Yellowstone fire grows

WPR News
9:04 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Testing company apologizes for PAWS problems

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The company that administers Wyoming's statewide student assessment is apologizing for the problems that plagued this year's test.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride announced Monday that NCS Pearson will be running an apology in newspapers statewide this week.

This year's online version of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, was beset with technical problems. The problems were so widespread that the state is seeking to have some test results thrown out.

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