Wyoming – Last year, as they saw state revenues began to decline, a small group of legislators started discussing the possibility of reducing funding for education. Now as state revenue forecasters confirm that Wyoming could be in for tighter financial times, there is speculation that the reduction push will pick up. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – The world this month commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down... and with it, the end of the Cold War. One Laramie resident has pieces of the wall to help him remember that day. Addie Goss reports.
Wyoming – The Wyoming Department of Corrections says prescription drug abuse has been a growing concern across the state. It's gotten to the point where the department is now training local law enforcement agencies on what to look for and how to combat this problem. Alan Rossler is overseeing that training for the department and he tells Bob Beck that something needs to be done.
Wyoming – Last week Addie Goss reported on a program in Casper for drug addicts in prison. The therapeutic community program, or TC, is designed for men nearing the end of their sentences. They live together for a year, meet in small groups, and try to address the underlying reasons they use drugs. This week we hear from three graduates of the program.
Laramie, WY – An event in Laramie on Veteran's Day (November 11) is aimed at teaching civilians how to talk to returning veterans about their experiences of war. Michelle Worden is a professional counselor in Laramie and she's organizing the event. Worden says veterans she sees as patients only spend a small fraction of their time in her office... and they would benefit from having people in the community reaching out and listening.
Laramie, Wy – Nineteen employees at a federal animal disease lab in Wyoming have been given the option to move with the facility to Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Laboratory is moving to Manhattan, Kan., from Laramie. Michael McGuire of USDA said the decision on whether to follow the lab is up to the individual workers involved. The move is expected to be completed by next August. The lab studies livestock diseases spread by insects and arachnids, such as mosquitoes and ticks.