Laramie, Wyo. – Former militant activist Bill Ayers has come and gone from the University of Wyoming. He spoke on campus to an audience of 1100, after a federal judge forced the university to provide him a venue last week. But the cancellation of Ayers' initial appearance, along with the events that followed, has left the university with a tough set of questions to address. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has more.
Laramie, Wyo. – Documents released last week through a public records request show that the state's top elected education official called for the cancellation of William Ayers' visit to the University of Wyoming based on the potential for lost donations. Ayers is the former militant activist turned education professor who was originally scheduled to speak at U-W in early April.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Five environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a long-range U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan that will guide oil and gas development over a vast area in south-central Wyoming.
The groups say the BLM failed to protect undeveloped areas and didn't sufficiently consider ozone pollution or climate change in approving the resource management plan in late 2008. The plan covers 3.4 million acres, or 5,300 square miles.
Jackson, Wy – The Jackson Police Department and Teton County Sheriff's Office are tightening their Taser policies to prohibit use of stun guns to force compliance by people who don't pose an immediate threat. The change follows an April incident in which a Jackson police officer used a Taser to stun a man who resisted arrest. Police had pulled the man over for an alleged license plate violation. The officer shocked the man after he sat down when an officer tried to handcuff him. Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith says Tasers will no longer be