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2:01 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Personal Income growth in Wyoming

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1:55 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Cloud would watch spending if elected

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12:21 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Public comment on coal mining is being accepted.

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12:18 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

HBO releases anti oil and gas documentary

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8:48 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Wyoming coal production down 8.5 percent

Casper, Wyo. – Coal production in Wyoming is down, a slide the industry blames partly on the slow economy.

In 2009, 427.4 million tons were produced, down 8.5 percent from the previous year. So far this year, mines have extracted 2.8 percent less coal than by this time last year.

Besides the recession, the American Coal Council also cites a shift by more utilities to rely more on natural gas to produce electricity.

Wyoming still accounted for nearly 40 percent of the nation's coal supply in 2009.

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8:45 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Grizzly kills man near Yellowstone

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A grizzly bear killed a man just outside Yellowstone National Park, apparently just hours after researchers had trapped and tranquilized the animal.

The Park County Sheriff's Office says the attack happened Thursday after members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team finished examining a large adult male grizzly.

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WPR News
8:43 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Sheridan seeks tech businesses

Laramie, Wyo. – The state loan and investment board has approved almost three and a half million dollars in grants for some high-tech economic development efforts in Sheridan. The money is split between two projects, one is to build a high-tech business park, and the other is for a business incubator.

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8:40 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Wyoming National Guard begins to leave Fremont County

Laramie, Wyo. – After two weeks of flooding in Fremont County, things are starting to look up. The Popo Agie is receding and most of the more than 400 Wyoming National Guard troops are heading home.

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8:56 am
Fri June 18, 2010

SLIB approves major economic development projects

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Cheyenne, Wy – The state has approved more than $7.3 million in grants for public infrastructure and economic development projects in Glendo, Green River, Sheridan and Cheyenne.
The State Loan and Investment Board, which is made up of the
five statewide elected officials, approved the so-called "business
ready community grants" on Thursday.
The grants include:
- $754,000 for Glendo to install infrastructure for a business
park,
- $1.5 million for renovation of the Tomahawk building in Green
River,

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WPR News
8:57 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Wyo. Supreme Court hears school drug testing case

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Supreme Court must decide whether the Goshen County School District's policy of requiring random drug testing for students involved in extracurricular activities violates students' rights.

A Wyoming district judge last year upheld the school district's policy. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld random student drug testing in 2002.

Cheyenne lawyer Harriet Hageman represents dozens of students and their parents appealing the Goshen County testing program.

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