Laramie, WY – Unemployment in Wyoming continues to rise. In June, the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9%, up almost a full percentage point from May. David Bullard with the state Department of Employment says this is the highest Wyoming unemployment rate since 1992. It wasn't the only statistic that jumped out: "We continue to see job losses; our job growth rate fell to a -2.6%, which is the lowest it's been since 1987."
Cheyenne, WY – The federal government's refusal to release any information on what killed three teenage girls found dead on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year is driving a Wyoming state senator to propose changing state law to make county coroner records more open.
Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, has drafted legislation that would specify that all coroner records would be open for public review unless they're specified to be privileged or confidential by law.