Cheyenne, WY – Some Wyoming lawmakers want to increase the penalty for anyone who intentionally kills a pregnant woman.
The new bill is slightly different from a bill that passed both houses of the Wyoming Legislature two years ago that was vetoed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal.
The 2007 bill would have allowed two counts of homicide to be filed against someone who killed a pregnant woman and her fetus. Freudenthal vetoed the bill saying that it would needlessly get the state embroiled in the national debate over abortion.
Sundance, Wy – Test results from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality show that Sundance residents can safely drink city water. Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator Gari Gill said Monday that tests completed over the weekend prompted the city to lift a ban on drinking water that began when diesel fuel was detected in the water. Residents of the northern half of Sundance had been restricted from drinking city water for a week. Gill has said a contract driller accidentally polluted the city
Laramie, Wy – A lobbyist for the Wyoming Outdoor Council says the group disapproves of one wolf management bill headed for introduction in the Legislature but approves of another. Richard Garrett says the Outdoor Council approves of a bill that would classify wolves as trophy game that would be subject to regulated hunting outside the Yellowstone region. That bill also would allow wolves that are preying on livestock to be killed. Garrett says the group doesn't approve of a bill that would
Cheyenne, WY – A bill to ban smoking in bars and restaurants across Wyoming seems to have more support in the legislature this year, but its proponents acknowledge they don't have enough votes to get it passed right now.
Jan Drury of the American Heart Association in Wyoming says that just means the campaign has more convincing to do: "We may have a vote count today but we feel like we're going to win this issue in this legislature, in this specific session."
Wyoming – As the Wyoming legislature begins work next week, lawmakers will consider a bill that would ban smoking ban in all public places, including bars and restaurants. Past efforts have died quickly, but proponents of the bill say the idea is gaining momentum. Elsa Partan reports.
Wyoming – While many states deal with revenue shortfalls, Wyoming is still expecting a budget surplus, albeit a smaller one. U.W. is using some of this cash to attract faculty from other institutions. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – Many universities have increased tuition significantly, but the University of Wyoming is holding the line. Bob Beck interviews Vice President of Academic Affairs Sara Axelson and asks whether financial resources are helping to recruit students.