WPR News
10:07 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Governor meets with the President

Washington, DC – During a meeting with Governor Dave Freudenthal and Governors from energy producing states, President Barack Obama said he would form a task force to study technology that buries carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. He also discussed a number of other energy issues of concern to the states such as the development of clean coal technology. Governor Freudenthal says the administration said some good things, but it remains to be seen how much of it will be put into practice.

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WPR News
8:13 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Toyota dealers say recall is going smoothly

Laramie, WY – Many local Toyota dealerships say the company's recall is going as smoothly as can be expected. Fremont Motor's Chuck Guschewsky says the gas pedal reinforcement bars meant to address a problem with unexpected acceleration should arrive late this week.

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WPR News
7:36 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

UW footbal gets 23 new players

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WPR News
6:58 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

First-time homeowner tax credit helped Wy. sales

Cheyenne, WY – Real estate agents in Wyoming say the first-time homeowner tax credit lifted sluggish sales last year, but it's still difficult to tell just how many sales were finalized
because of the tax credit.

Steven Beazley, the 2010 president of the Wyoming Association of Realtors, says the tax credit lifted the industry through the typically slower winter months. Norm Morris, president of the Cheyenne Board of Realtors, says sales overall were comparable
between 2008 and 2009.

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WPR News
6:57 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Rep. Hallinan recovering from heart surgery

Gillette, WY – Republican state Rep. Tim Hallinan, of Gillette, is recovering from open heart surgery.

The 64-year-old Hallinan underwent multiple-bypass surgery at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Monday.

Hallinan's wife, Nancy, says he's doing well so far and is expected to make a full recovery if everything goes well.

The 2010 legislative session starts next week.

His wife says Hallinan hopes to make the session but doctors will dictate how quickly he can get back to work.

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WPR News
3:56 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Laramie residents concerned about animal shelter policy

Laramie, Wyo. – Some residents of Laramie are concerned about the number of dogs and cats being killed at the city's animal shelter. Numbers provided by the citizens show that the number of euthanasias almost quadrupled between 2004 and 2008.

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WPR News
8:47 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Conservation easement for Pronghorn

WPR News
8:41 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Treasury Secretary meets Sen. Enzi

WPR News
8:28 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Teton County considers sales tax increase

1:59 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

The closing of the Hanna Food Mart leaves residents without a place to buy groceries

Wyoming – When the Hanna Food Mart closed its doors last week, Hanna residents were left with no place to buy even the most basic groceries. It's a blow to a town where jobs are scarce, and where a snowstorm can close roads for days at a time. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.

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