1:52 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

New documentary on Wyoming's former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson

Wyoming – In March, Wyoming PBS will air a new, two-part documentary about Wyoming's former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. Producer and writer Geoff O'Gara explains how Simpson's story unfolds in the film.

1:50 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address

Wyoming – In his first State of the Union address President Barack Obama touched on a lot of issues that will have a big impact on Wyoming. The state's all Republican Congressional delegation says they heard some glimmers of bi-partisan hope, but only glimmers. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

1:48 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

The Wyoming legislative session

Wyoming – The Wyoming legislative session kicks off February 8th and since it is a budget session money will be the focus. Governor Dave Freudenthal joins Bob Beck to discuss what could be his last session as Governor.

1:43 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Banning text messaging while driving

Wyoming – This session, the Wyoming legislature may join other states and local governments in banning text messaging while driving. This week, interns Kelly Herbinson and Uli Wiehr asked people in Laramie: do they think texting while driving should be banned? And would a ban be effective?

1:37 pm
Tue February 2, 2010

Ghosts of Wyoming

Wyoming – Laramie Author Alyson Hagy discusses her new book Ghosts of Wyoming with Bob Beck.

WPR News
8:24 pm
Mon February 1, 2010

Lummis critical of growth in the President's budget

WPR News
8:15 pm
Mon February 1, 2010

Governor proposes excise tax for wind generation

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11:33 am
Mon February 1, 2010

Freudenthal pushes focus on student achievement

Laramie, Wyo. – The Governor wants legislators to make sure that Wyoming's funding for education is serving its purpose. Governor Dave Freudenthal says Wyoming puts more money per student into education than almost any other state, but that test scores remain too low and dropout rates too high.

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11:28 am
Mon February 1, 2010

Wyoming U.S. Attorney to focus on safety in Indian Country

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One of the first tasks facing Wyoming's new U.S. Attorney is to work to improve public safety on the Wind River Reservation. The U.S. Attorney General has announced a new focus on public safety in Indian Country. The Justice Department has also committed funding, along with legal and FBI help to the effort.

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11:19 am
Mon February 1, 2010

Freudenthal to discuss hopes for wind legislation

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal has scheduled a news conference to discuss his proposals for new laws for Wyoming's wind energy industry.

Freudenthal has said he'd like to introduce a bill in the legislative session that starts Feb. 8 to tax wind energy production.

The Governor's Office declined to release specifics about the proposed legislation in advance of Monday's meeting. The Legislature's Task Force on Wind Energy has also recommended legislation related to the wind industry.

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