5:00 am
Mon March 10, 2008

How Some Students of Color Experience Laramie

Wyoming – Census numbers say that less than 1 percent of all Wyomingites are black. The University of Wyoming says than one percent of all its students are black. Which means that less than 1 out of every 100 people you see on the street each day are black. Addie Goss reports on how those statistics shape the lives of black students in Laramie.

WPR News
1:39 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Obama Wins Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Barack Obama has captured the Wyoming
Democratic caucuses, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Illinois senator has now won 13 caucuses to Clinton's three.

Obama won 61 percent, or 5,378 votes, to Clinton's 38 percent, or 3,312 votes, with all 23 Wyoming counties reporting. One percent was uncommitted.

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WPR News
10:49 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Legislators End Session in High Spirits

Cheyenne, WY – The legislature ended like it began, with an address from Governor Dave Freudenthal.

The governor praised lawmakers for their work to advance the state and for their passage of bills from the capture and storage of carbon dioxide to bills concerning the protection of sensitive species.

Freudenthal told lawmakers that it appears the state will have more money next year and they should have an eye to the future.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Fri March 7, 2008

UW Settles With Students

Laramie, WY – A settlement agreement has been reached in the litigation between four students and the University of Wyoming regarding an incident last fall involving allegations of hazing.

A UW representative says under the terms of the agreement, the university agreed that student disciplinary procedures were not fully followed and has agreed to pay for attorneys' fees incurred by the students related to those proceedings in the amount of $30,000.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Former President Clinton visited Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Onlookers warmly welcomed President Bill Clinton to Wyoming yesterday. The former president campaigned for Senator Hillary Clinton who is vying for 12 Wyoming delegates at stake in tomorrow's caucuses.

The president outlined his wife's plan to introduce 10 new clean-coal technology projects in the U-S and told a packed arena at the University of Wyoming that her healthcare and education plans were the best option for Americans. Supporters said the visit showed Wyoming's national importance in the race for president.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Hathaway Changes Passed

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature passed a bill Friday that would allow students who lost the Hathaway Scholarship to re-qualify for it.

A joint House and Senate conference committee agreed to delete an amendment that would have made it possible for students to move among scholarships in the Hathaway program.

Representative Sue Wallis was on the committee and supported the amendment. She says keeping the amendment in wasn't worth halting the bill and she hoped to bring the amendment back again next session.

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WPR News
10:40 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Freudenthal Calls Dem. Caucus 'Remarkable'

Cheyenne, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal says this weekend's caucus is a remarkable event for Wyoming.

The Governor is especially excited that citizens have the opportunity to hear from the candidates first hand.

Freudenthal urges all Democrats to participate in the Caucuses. He says he intends on hearing both Presidential candidates speak while they are in the state.

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WPR News
7:27 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Sens. Obama and Clinton Visit Wyoming

Laramie, WY – More than 1,000 people chanting "yes, we
can" greeted Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama this afternoon at a rally on the eve of the Wyoming caucus.

The Illinois senator told the overflow crowd that Americans are hungry for change and that he is the presidential candidate who can provide it. Obama said he would end the war in Iraq next year and
would reform the nation's health care system during his first term in the White House.

Sen. Hillary Clinton is also campaigning in Wyoming on Friday, holding events in Cheyenne and Casper.

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WPR News
7:24 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Yellowstone Bison Deaths Pass One Thousand

Laramie, WY – More than three dozen bison were rounded up for slaughter inside Yellowstone National Park today. And that makes 889 bison captured this winter to protect nearby cattle ranches from disease.

Another 156 bison have been killed by state-licensed and tribal hunters.

That brings the total killed or awaiting slaughter this year to 1,045. That is the most in one winter since 1997, when 1,084 bison were killed.

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WPR News
9:27 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Legislature Passes Bills Aimed at Fighting Fraud

Cheyenne, WY – The legislature has given final approval to a pair of bills that address Wyoming businesses that are located out of state.

Such businesses are represented in Wyoming through registered agents.

Secretary of State Max Maxfield has been concerned that the state has little oversight over these businesses and he asked for tougher laws to better regulate them.

While he admits the bill does improve the law, Cheyenne Representative Pete Illoway says that the legislation they passed could have been better.

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