WPR News
7:40 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Budget discussions start at state capitol

Cheyenne, WY – Monday kicked off discussions about the state budget in the Wyoming legislature. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck says to expect a flurry of proposals on Tuesday.

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WPR News
7:13 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

House passes nuclear energy study bill

WPR News
7:09 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Gun rights bill clears state House

WPR News
6:27 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

DEQ finds chemical in Casper's groundwater

12:43 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Banner leads to discussion over tolerance

Wyoming – A Platte County school board decision to take down two anti-hate banners at a high school and elementary school in Wheatland has touched off an angry debate about gay rights and tolerance. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.

12:28 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

The answers to wind are blowing through the state capitol

Wyoming – Wyoming is ready to take a big leap forward when it comes to wind energy development. The state legislature is considering a package of bills intended to guide the industry into the future. Wind energy's impact on private property rights and county regulation are some of the issues. But the most contentious proposal involves whether to tax wind energy development.

12:28 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

The answers to wind are blowing through the state capitol

Wyoming – Wyoming is ready to take a big leap forward when it comes to wind energy development. The state legislature is considering a package of bills intended to guide the industry into the future. Wind energy's impact on private property rights and county regulation are some of the issues. But the most contentious proposal involves whether to tax wind energy development.

12:27 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Your opinion on seatbelts

Wyoming – Also over in Cheyenne this week the state Senate approved a bill that is intended to encourage more people to wear their seatbelts. The bill proposes that the fine for not wearing a seatbelt go from 25 dollars to 75 dollars for every driver who is not buckled up. The driver will be fined an additional ten dollars for ever passenger not wearing a seatbelt. People in the state have differing accounts of when and where they actually buckle up. We asked people in downtown Laramie whether or not they wear seatbelts, and why.

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12:25 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Tough DUI bill dies

12:22 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Keeping an eye on Wyoming's roads

Wyoming – In Wyoming driving on an icy road in the middle of a blizzard is a rite of passage. Wyomingites are united by these harrowing tales. And while travel conditions are a common topic of conversation at this time of year, that conversation is daily business at the Wyoming Department of Transportation traffic management center. This is the first winter when all dispatch operations have been based at the center. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay visited and has this report.

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