WPR News
8:27 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Survey says binge drinking down

Cheyenne, Wy – The number of Wyoming high school students who say they binge drink is down significantly from 30 years ago. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks at a time.
A recent survey shows that fewer than half of Wyoming high
school students reported binge drinking in the previous month.
That's compared to 70 percent of high schoolers in 1978.
The Wyoming Alcohol Use Issues Survey also shows that most
Wyoming parents will not allow their children to drink more than a
few sips of alcohol before they turn 21.

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WPR News
8:26 am
Tue October 21, 2008

West Nile cases drastically drop

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Health says 10people were infected with West Nile Virus in the state this summer, down from 184 cases last year.
This year's cases included four in Fremont County, three in
Goshen County, two in Platte County and one in Laramie County.
Most people don't develop any symptoms from the disease, but it
can cause fever, headache and swollen lymph nodes. In extreme
cases, it can be fatal. The virus is transferred by mosquitoes.
The health department says West Nile Virus led to two

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WPR News
9:40 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Arapaho want Yellowbear out of boundary suit

Cheyenne, WY – The Northern Arapaho Tribe says it will oppose an attempt by a tribal member serving time on a murder conviction to intervene in the tribe's federal lawsuit over a
long-standing boundary dispute.

The tribe sued the state and Fremont County last month, arguing that they had been improperly taxing tribal members living in Riverton and other areas nearby.

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WPR News
9:32 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Moose Near Bedford Had CWD

Jackson, WY – A moose in Star Valley has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in what state wildlife officials say is the first time the disease has been found west of the Continental Divide in northwestern Wyoming.

Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced last week that the three-year-old female moose was found last February near Bedford.

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WPR News
9:29 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Text Messaging while Driving Kills Two

Laramie, WY – A Cheyenne legislator is renewing his effort to outlaw certain kinds of cell phone use while driving. Representative Floyd Esquibel says he was saddened by the deaths of two Wyoming teenagers in the last two months. Both were driving while text-messaging. "What message was being transmitted?" Esquibel says. "What was so important about the message that it couldn't wait?"

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WPR News
8:28 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Wyoming has to decide next wolf move

WPR News
8:22 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Crook County gets much needed health care grant.

Sundance, Wy – A Crook County health care provider says that an 80-thousand dollar grant from the state will help to recruit a much-needed family practice physician. The money is part of a state funded effort to bring new doctors to areas where there are major shortages. The C-E-O of the Crook County Medical service is Doris Brown. She says several health clinics in Crook County were temporarily closed last summer because they did not have enough doctors to stay open. But Brown says the new state grant will help pay for recruiting services, advertising, and moving expenses.

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WPR News
8:16 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Teton County health insurance lags

In Focus Today
3:36 am
Mon October 20, 2008

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WY Elections
12:54 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Libertarian Candidate Wants to Prosecute Execs

Laramie, WY – The Libertarian candidate running for Wyoming's seat in the US House of Representatives says going after corporate executives is the best way to restore confidence in the nation's economy.

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