Wyoming – Combine physics with Shakespeare and you get something called inter-disciplinary education. It's a new focus at the University of Wyoming. Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – This week saw a string of interventions on Wall Street by the federal government. Elsa Partan talks to Ed Bradley and Sherrill Shaffer, two Wyoming economists.
Casper, WY – Wyoming women are less likely than men to see a doctor because of cost concerns, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
Ashley Busaker of the Wyoming Department of Health's Maternal and Family Health Division says cost concerns drove 12 percent of the state's population away from the doctor within the last year.
She says nearly 15 percent of all women bypassed care, compared to 9.8 percent of all men.
Cheyenne, WY – A Laramie County woman has tested positive for West Nile virus. It's the first confirmed case in the county this year.
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department said Friday that the woman's case brings the statewide total of confirmed human cases of West Nile to nine this year.
Most people who contract West Nile don't develop symptoms. But people can become ill with fever, headache and swollen lymph nodes. In extreme cases, it can be fatal.
By Elsa Partan
Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says he thinks the turmoil on Wall Street is the price to be paid for deregulating parts of the financial system.
By Peter O'Dowd
Laramie, WY – An advocate for improved medical care says Wyoming's consumer protections for health insurance are extremely low.
Jackson, WY – The executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party isn't holding his breath, but he's hopeful that either Joe Biden or Barack Obama will swing through Wyoming.
Obama visited Wyoming ahead of the state's Democratic caucuses in March. That was at the height of his state-by-state battle with Hillary Clinton for the nomination.
Bill Luckett, the state Democrats' executive director, says he hasn't heard about plans for a Wyoming visit by the Democratic ticket.
Cheyenne, WY – The school district in Cheyenne is looking into starting a virtual charter school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Students enrolled in the school would take classes online.
District Superintendent Ted Adams says the goal is to serve youngsters in the district who are currently home-schooled. Ten home-schooled students are ready to enroll now.
It wouldn't be the first virtual charter school in Wyoming. The school district in Gillette started one a few years ago.
Cheyenne, WY – Cynthia Lummis says the government was right to bail out government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but in general should avoid rescuing private companies.
Lummis is a former state treasurer and state lawmaker, and she's the Republican candidate for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House.
Lummis says it was OK for the government to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because the government created the companies and they're huge sources of home loan credit.