WPR News
11:26 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Snowmobilers caught in Teton Wilderness

Jackson, WY – National Forest Service law enforcement agents arrested eight people for snowmobiling in the Teton Wilderness area recently.

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WPR News
6:55 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Workers Compensation Reform Passes

Cheyenne, WY – On a 60 to nothing vote, the state Senate has passed a massive workers compensation reform bill. The bill increases death benefits for families with some specific help to send children left behind to college. Wyoming AFL-CIO Director Kim Floyd says took many years to get such a bill passed and calls it a big day for workers in the state.

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People
1:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2009

CJ the DJ on Morning Music

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist

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WPR News
9:35 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Delegation criticizes budget's treatment of AML funds

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's congressional delegation is condemning part of President Obama's budget proposal that could cut future payments to the state from the Abandoned Mine Land fund.

The program uses taxes on coal production to clean up abandoned mine sites and for other projects. Wyoming is receiving $100.7 million during the 2009 fiscal year as part of the program.

Wyoming's delegation says Obama's budget proposal released Thursday would terminate payments to coal-producing states that have completed mine clean-up.

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WPR News
9:34 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Carbon storage bill signed into law

Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Dave Freudenthal has signed into law two bills that help to define Wyoming's regulatory structure for the underground storage of carbon dioxide gas.

Freudenthal on Thursday signed House Bill 57, which establishes that the right to mine or drill for resources would have precedence over the right to store carbon gas underground.

Freudenthal also signed House Bill 58. That bill specifies that whoever injects carbon gas underground remains legally responsible for it.

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WPR News
8:11 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Children's Insurance Bill Dies in Wyoming House

WPR News
7:55 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Rare and Uncommon Bill Moves Forward

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