Wyoming – Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal. The Environment Report's Shawn Allee has more.
Wyoming – The University of Wyoming has raised another 40 million dollars for the school of energy resources, including matching gifts. Some are worried about a potential conflict of interest because most of the money has come from the energy industry. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – The University of Wyoming is boycotting the most popular ranking system in the United States, the U.S. News and World Report. It's moving to a new system of accountability complied by land-grant universities across the country. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.
Casper, Wyo. – Wyoming residents have shorter visits to the hospital emergency room than most other states.
That's according to a new survey by a health care improvement organization.
The survey says patients spent an average of 2 hours, 49 minutes from check-in until discharge or admission to the hospital in Wyoming ERs in 2007. The time ranks Wyoming second shortest in the nation. The U.S. average was 4 hours, 5 minutes.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia drew laughs and applause from a Cheyenne audience as he disparaged the popular notion that the Constitution is a living document that must evolve with the times.
Scalia described himself on Friday as an "originalist," meaning it's necessary to stick to the Constitution's original meaning.
While some other justices maintain that the death penalty violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, Scalia says he disagrees.