Laramie, WY – An American Civil Liberties attorney says gang influence is spreading in the Wyoming State Penitentiary at Rawlins. In a letter to the Wyoming attorney general's office, ACLU attorney Stephen Pevar cited a report on the assault of an unidentified Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate who apparently tried to leave a gang. The Wyoming Department of Corrections began what it called a proactive approach to the management of gangs with adoption last year of a policy that allows zero tolerance for gang activity.
Laramie, WY – US Senator Mike Enzi is a co-sponsor of a bill that would allow states to use federal money to find creative ways to resolve medical malpractice lawsuits. He wants states to find effective and creative ways to keep every medical dispute from winding up in court. Enzi says it is possible that specific health courts could come from the legislation. The Senate will intends to provide funding for states who want to try different approaches. Enzi expects Wyoming to be one of those states.
Laramie, Wy – The eastern half of Wyoming has seen significant improvement in its drought situation this spring. But State Climatologist Steve Gray says the Western half of the state has NOT done very well. "The situation that we're seeing over there is that we've already seen peak stream flow, we've basically already melted a lot of these areas out and we've seen the most water in those streams that we're going to see throughout this entire season." Gray says in some places in Western Wyoming, the snow