WPR News
8:27 am
Mon May 7, 2007

Dental Care Still Limited

Cheyenne, Wy – Recent congressional hearings have shined a light on the difficulty some children have in accessing dental care if they receive Medicaid. Medicaid is the state and federally funded health coverage program for low income residents under the age of 65. And typically the program pays providers back a portion, maybe 80 percent of what they charge for the procedure. For that reason some dentists don't accept Medicaid patients.

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WPR News
8:59 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Trustees Oppose Tuition Hike

Laramie, Wy – Once again, University of Wyoming trustees said no to a proposed tuition hike. The proposal was for a three percent hike for two years, starting in 2008. It was for residents only. But saying that education should be as free as possible and noting the state's booming economy trustees resoundingly voted the measure down. Non resident tuition and post graduate tuition will increase.

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WPR News
8:58 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Thomas Works On River Bill

Washington D-C – Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas has introduced
legislation that would protect more than 440 miles of the Snake
River and several of its tributaries under the federal Wild and
Scenic Rivers Act.
Thomas is a Republican and Wyoming's senior senator. He says
designating the rivers will protect them while making sure that
access, multiple use and private property rights are not
restricted.
Thomas says the public wouldn't see any change to management of
the rivers because they're already managed as eligible rivers. He

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WPR News
8:57 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Fritz Cubin Remains Ill

Casper, Wy – Congresswoman Barbara Cubin's husband
remains in serious condition at a Casper hospital, the
congresswoman's office says.
Doctor Frederick "Fritz" Cubin is at Wyoming Medical Center,
where he's being treated for aggressive pneumonia. Congresswoman
Cubin has been in Wyoming most of the time since April 19th, when
she returned from Washington to be with her ailing husband.
Cubin returned to Washington briefly to vote to uphold President
Bush's veto of an Iraq war funding bill that included timelines for

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WPR News
11:02 am
Thu May 3, 2007

UW President Gets 4 Year Contract

Laramie, Wy – After getting only lukewarm support and a one year contract last year, University of Wyoming Trustees have awarded U-W President Tom Buchanan a four year deal worth 300 thousand dollars a year. Trustee President Dick Davis says Buchanan has proved he is a good leader and fundraiser noting that U-W broke all previous fundraising records last year. Buchanan doubts that the long term deal will change much in the way he manages U-W but he is pleased with the support and is glad to put the issue of a long term contract behind him.

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11:00 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Conservationists Skeptical

Pinedale, Wy – Conservationists are skeptical of a 36 (m)
million offer by three energy producers to improve wildlife habitat
and preserve wildlife migration routes in the Pinedale Anticline of
western Wyoming.
While the offer is generous, Linda Baker of the Upper Green
River Valley Coalition questions whether it will succeed.
Questar, Ultra Resources, and Shell Exploration and Production
are seeking year-round drilling on parts of the anticline.
Currently gas development is restricted by seasonal closures to

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10:58 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Climbers Anchors Gave Way

Jackson, Wy – Two experienced climbers
found dead on Grand Teton earlier this week had tumbled about
15-hundred feet down a steep snowy slope after one of their anchors
gave way.
Park officials don't know why the anchor gave way and may never
know.
The anchor could have popped loose or a rock could have fallen
from above and knocked the anchor loose.
The two climbers were identified as 38-year-old Alan Rooney and
28-year-old Jonathan Morrow both of nearby Kelly. They were
experienced climbers.

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WPR News
10:33 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Frontier Airlines Eyes Wyoming Destinations

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