WPR News
6:08 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Tax proposed for dowloading media

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9:32 am
Tue February 16, 2010

I-80 toll study clears second committee

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would allow the Wyoming Department of Transportation to study the idea of imposing tolls on motorists using Interstate 80 has cleared its second committee.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Monday to recommend approval of Senate File 35. The bill last week cleared the Senate transportation committee.

The bill would direct WyDOT to draft a study on collecting tolls on I-80, which cuts east-west across southern Wyoming.

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WPR News
9:28 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Effort to increase heart attack awareness

Cheyenne, WY – Surveys show that 59 percent of Wyoming adults don't recognize heart attack and stroke signs and symptoms.

In response, the Wyoming Department of Health's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is providing "wallet cards" to help residents learn more.

Joe Grandpre of the agency's chronic disease section notes heart disease is the number one killer of adults in Wyoming. He says stroke is the number four killer and the number one cause of
permanent disability.

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WPR News
9:26 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Anti-bullying poster prompts meeting

Wheatland, WY – It was standing room only at a school board meeting in Wheatland last night. The meeting was about the board's vote, last month, to take down a banner at the school for an anti-bullying program known as "No Place For Hate."

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WPR News
7:53 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Liquor industry concerned about possible surcharge increase

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WPR News
7:47 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Senate sends DUI bill to the House

WPR News
5:34 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Wind tax bill moves along

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5:33 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Texting while driving bill clears Senate

1:03 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Concerns about Laramie's animal shelter

Wyoming – The city of Laramie's animal shelter is drawing fire from some citizens worried about an increasing number of animals being put down. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that the euthanasia rate is up significantly, but there is debate about why.

1:02 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Blogging for wildlife and art

Wyoming – The president of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson is blogging for the Huffington Post. While that website is mostly associated with political commentary. Jim McNutt writes about not surprisingly wildlife and art. McNutt tells Bob Beck that the blog is just another way to reach out to the public .

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