Laramie, WY – A new center at the University of Wyoming will be devoted to the study of social justice - and social injustice.
Faculty and students from various disciplines will focus on social inequality around gender, class, disability, race and ethnicity. The Social Justice Research Center's new director, Francisco Rios, says this field grew out of social reform in the 1960s, and "the call for a greater pursuit of justice and equity, asking the nation to live up to its promise of democracy and all that it implies."
Laramie, WY – Cheyenne city officials say they're pleased with the public participation in a new curbside recycling program.
The first collection from 1,500 homes collected about nine tons of material that otherwise would have gone into the local landfill. The homes received the recycling bins as part of a three-month test program.
City officials say they expect the collections will increase to about 15 tons every two weeks as residents get more familiar with the program.
Laramie, WY – Officials at the University of Wyoming say they intend to seek 11 million dollars from the state Legislature to construct a building on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.
Trustees from UW and LCCC met yesterday Thursday in Cheyenne and unanimously approved a resolution to work together to expand higher education in the area. Officials say that constructing a shared building in Cheyenne could allow students to pursue UW degrees without the need to travel to Laramie, officials said.
Laramie, WY – Casper officials want to rezone an industrial district near the center of the city.
The Old Yellowstone section of town used to be a strip of automotive shops where tourists would stop on their way to Yellowstone National Park. After the interstate highway was built, business dried up and many of the shops closed, leaving vacant lots and empty buildings. Casper's administrative analyst, Peter Meyers, says the area can be revitalized.