12:03 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Vets Get Help Coming Home

Wyoming – The transition from war to civilian life is extremely difficult, no matter where a service member calls home. But in a state as rural as Wyoming, veterans don't always come home to towns with counselors, support groups, or even other soldiers they can easily talk to. In Laramie, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan has come up with his own way to help service members return to everyday life. It's a group called Firefighters for Veterans, based at the Laramie Fire Department. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss reports.

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11:59 am
Mon December 14, 2009

UW Coach Heads to Iraq to Help Debate

Wyoming – Next week, the University of Wyoming's highly acclaimed debate coach will be in Iraq. Matt Stannard is helping to teach debate for the Iraq Debate academy. Coaches from around the world will join to help the Iraq society engage in civil discourse. Mr. Stannard joins Bob Beck

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7:17 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Wyoming prepares for sage grouse decision

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8:40 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Beetle kill not helped by cold

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8:28 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Wyoming defends tobacco prevention spending

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8:22 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Storms impacting Antelope

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Laramie, Wy – The weather in southern Wyoming has been so snowy and cold this fall, antelope are leaving their home on the range and moving into populated places.
All those trees and bushes in town offer easy eating compared to
pawing through crusty snow for forage out on the blustery plains.
Antelope have been causing traffic problems in the middle of
Cheyenne this week. In one subdivision in Laramie, more than 100
antelope have been chewing on trees and tall grass.
Police have few options for moving the antelope. They say trying

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WPR News
8:18 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Pipeline investment approved

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's top statewide elected officials have given the state Treasurer's Office authority to negotiate a possible $300 million state investment in a proposed natural gas
pipeline.
The five officials, sitting as the State Loan and Investment
Board, voted Thursday to approve the investment provided the
Treasurer's Office can reach acceptable terms.
The 42-inch Ruby Pipeline line would extend 675 miles from the
Opal (oh-PAL') Hub in western Wyoming to Malin, Ore.

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WPR News
10:57 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Lawmakers weigh response to pension system decline

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming lawmakers are considering how to increase contributions to the state's public employee retirement system.

The value of the retirement system fell from $6.3 billion at the start of 2008 down to $4.6 billion last January in the recession. It's now climbed back up to $5.6 billion.

A state consultant has estimated that contributions need to increase by 2.87 percentage points to keep the retirement system healthy over the long term.

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