Laramie, WY – The federal government has sent 40 thousand dollars to Laramie County. The money is go to shelters and emergency programs. Groups have until May 14th to apply for the funding, which is meant to increase capacity at shelters and expand food programs. Non-profits with the highest need will be chosen to receive the funding. Laramie County agencies have recently provided more than 10,000 meals and 650 nights of lodging for people in need.
Laramie, WY – Radical activist turned academic William Ayers is scheduled to speak on the University of Wyoming campus tonight, after a court order yesterday. As that's happening, newly released documents provide more information about the decision to cancel Ayers' first scheduled visit to the UW campus.
Lander, Wy – A Lander group is asking the City Council to modify its tradition of allowing the public to carry open alcoholic drinks on July 4. The council normally votes in June to waive the city's open container restriction on Independence Day. The idea is to let people drink at the Pageant of the Old West parade and the buffalo barbecue in City Park. April Coffman, the adviser of a Lander Valley High School group called Changing Attitudes Now, asked the council last week to consider waiving the open container law only after noon.
Casper, Wy – A federal judge says he will rule today on a lawsuit challenging the University of Wyoming's decision to block 1960s radical turned academic William Ayers from speaking on campus. U.S. District Judge William Downes heard more than five hours of testimony and arguments Monday. The university says it canceled Ayers' appearance after receiving threats. But Laramie police chief Dale Stalder said he was never told of any threats. Attorneys for Ayers and university student Meg Lanker, who