Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming recently moved one step closer to extending health benefits to employees' domestic partners. UW Associate Provost Nicole Ballenger says the University hired a consulting group to look at the issue.
Laramie, Wyo. – US House hopefuls sparred over the role of labor unions last night. Republican Cynthia Lummis criticized her Democratic opponent Gary Trauner for his stance on so-called card-check legislation. It would ban secret ballots during company votes.
"Why should the union organizer be able to pass a law that says you have to sign that ballot in front of me because I don't trust you?" Lummis said. "That's one of the most anti-American proposals I can ever think of."
Rawlins, Wy – The state Industrial Siting Council has been informed that construction on a proposed coal-to-liquids plant near Medicine Bow will be delayed for nearly a year until 2010. Tom Schroeder of the ISC told the Carbon County Commission that DKRW officials informed him that the plant is likely to break ground in January 2010 instead of April 2009 as planned. Plans for the $2 billion plant have not been canceled, he said. The proposed plant would use clean-coal technology to convert
U-S House candidates Gary Trauner and Cynthia Lummis held a debate
Wyoming – Sunday, October 12, 2008 in Laramie U-S House candidates Gary Trauner and Cynthia Lummis held a debate moderated by Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck. The candidates debated for an hour on issues ranging from the economy to winter use. The debate was sponsored by the Wyoming Restaurant and Lodging Association and recorded by Wyoming Public Radio.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared upward by more than 900 points today. But this has been a difficult month on Wall Street. You may be tempted to avoid the potholes, but the UniWyo Federal Credit Union's Shannon Markle says converting your investments to cash will devalue your money over time.
That's because money in a traditional savings account cannot grow fast enough to keep up with inflation.
Laramie, Wyo. – The National Weather Service says up to three feet of snow could fall on the mountains outside of Lander by Saturday. Riverton forecaster Paul Skrbac says the snow will fall statewide. Skrbac says wind gusts could reach 55 miles per hour in southern Wyoming and cause blizzard conditions along Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. He says the conditions will deteriorate through the weekend.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health says it can't pinpoint the source of bubonic plague that infected a Boy Scout from Connecticut who visited Yellowstone National Park and other sites this summer.
Kim Deti, spokeswoman for the health department, says the Boy Scout was diagnosed after he returned home. She says he was hospitalized and fully recovered.
The scout was with a group that traveled to Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and other places in Wyoming in late July and early August.
Great Falls, Mont. – Senators from Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota are all lobbying the U.S. Air Force to choose their respective states as the site of a new command center to oversee the nation's nuclear arsenal.
The Air Force recently decided to consolidate under one command center control over land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, and airborne bombers capable of carrying nuclear bombs. All three states hold ground-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.