Riverton, Wy – The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants to join a tribal member's federal court challenge of his murder conviction in the 2004 beating death of his daughter. The tribe recently asked a federal appeals court in Denver for permission to file a brief supporting Andrew Yellowbear's appeal. Yellowbear maintains that Wyoming lacked jurisdiction to prosecute him in the death of 22-month-old Marcela Hope Yellowbear. He says the girl suffered her injuries in Riverton, which he says is "Indian Country."
Laramie, Wy – A growing number of Wyoming people are living on food stamps without any cash income. In over 3,200 Wyoming households, there are no wages coming in, no unemployment benefits, no welfare, no worker's comp and no child support. The number of Wyoming households without any income has increased 60 percent since this time last year.