WPR News
8:53 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Former utility exec touts his experience for mayor job

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The former chief executive of a power company says his business experience makes him the strongest candidate in the race to be Cheyenne's next mayor. Rick Kaysen is the retired CEO of Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. The company services southeast Wyoming.

"A lot of people will perhaps not agree with this, but I think city municipal government is similar to business," Kaysen said. "The foundation of both the energy industry I was in and the city government is service," he added.

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WPR News
8:25 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Sen. Mockler treated for pneumonia

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming Sen. Jayne Mockler is recovering from surgery to treat pneumonia that resulted from a fall she took while campaigning for the office of Cheyenne mayor.

State Sen. Kathy Sessions says Mockler, a Democrat from Laramie County, underwent surgery Sunday at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Sessions is a friend of Mockler and a volunteer in Mockler's mayoral campaign.

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WPR News
8:23 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Gun law rendered meaningless by court decision

Cheyenne, Wyo. – State officials say a recent court ruling has rendered meaningless a Wyoming law intended to allow people convicted of domestic violence to regain their federal firearms rights.

Wyoming Attorney General Bruce Salzburg says the state won't ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review this summer's ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against Wyoming's law.

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3:09 am
Mon October 27, 2008

State and federal agencies fight it out

Wyoming – The relationship between state agencies and their federal counterparts has sunk to an all-time low. Wyoming officials say many of their complaints are lost on deaf ears in Washington. Matt Laslo reports from Capitol Hill.

Election 2008
3:07 am
Mon October 27, 2008

The voting priorities of retired Wyomingites

Wyoming – Retired people are a reliable demographic. They consistently go to the polls and vote on the issues that affect them. We talked to some retired voters this week, first in the farming community of Pine Bluffs, and then in the university town of Laramie. Elsa Partan reports.

Election 2008
3:06 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidate for U.S. Senate, Nick Carter

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Nick Carter. Carter explains his priorities for the state.

Election 2008
3:04 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Historian Phil Roberts on this unusual election

Wyoming – This election season is unusual because all three congressional seats are on the ballot. Historian Phil Roberts tells us about the last time this happened.

Election 2008
2:59 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidate for U.S. Senate, John Barrasso

Wyoming – Bob Beck interviews U.S. Senate candidate Republican John Barrasso. Barrasso explains his priorities for the state.

Election 2008
2:57 am
Mon October 27, 2008

The Candidates on Nuclear Power

Wyoming – The Environment Report's Julie Grant looks at how the presidential candidates view nuclear power.

Election 2008
2:56 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Presidential candidates on healthcare

Wyoming – Barack Obama and John McCain have very different health plans. But what would the plans mean for Wyoming? Todd Zwillich takes a look.

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