Laramie, Wy – Republican students at the University of Wyoming say they may invite conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter to speak on campus after an appearance by Bill Ayers. UW College Republicans President Caitlin Wallace said Monday a donor offered $10,000 to pay for a conservative speaker. Wallace didn't identify the donor. But she says a representative for Coulter is interested in making this happen. The request is for after Labor Day.
Boise, Idaho – An environmental group has filed another legal challenge over the federal government's decision not to give the sage grouse protection under the Endangered Species Act. In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled the sage grouse warranted threatened or endangered status, but formal listing under the law was precluded by other agency priorities. Western Watersheds Project filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boise Friday. The group's lawyers compare the decision to putting the bird in the "black hole" of species denied protective
Laramie, Wyo. – Albany County residents are voting Tuesday on a one percent sales tax reauthorization. The money would be used for a number of infrastructure improvements. Laramie city manager, Jeannine Jordan, says all told it's a $42 million tax initiative that would take about nine years to pay off.
Jackson, Wy – Real Estate sales in Jackson Hole have doubled in the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the same period last year. But the owner of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates David Viehamn says it was the still the 2nd worst quarter in the last 15 years. Vieman says there were only 67 sales county wide and he thinks that part of the problem is that buyers are too focused on distressed properties. But he says they are missing out on good buys, because many not in foreclosure are actually better bargains.
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Insurance is advising consumers to watch for scammers taking advantage of confusion surrounding the new health care law. The agency says there are reports from around the nation about scam artists going door-to-door selling so-called "ObamaCare" insurance policies or claiming there is a limited open-enrollment period to buy health insurance. Some of these scam artists have even set up bogus toll-free numbers to sell policies. State Insurance Commissioner Ken Vines says consumers who have