Laramie, WY – A Jackson Hole man is waging a war on plastic shopping bags, and he's doing it by handing out cotton tote bags. Jim LaRue raised money from local businesses and residents to buy 1,000 of the reusable bags. He plans to give them away at a supermarket called the "Jackson Whole Grocer" on Saturday.
"It's a small thing. We may reduce the number of plastic bags you see floating around, stuck on fences in the valley here," LaRue said.
Laramie, Wy – Senator Craig Thomas says his doctors are encouraged by how he's responding to chemotherapy for leukemia. He also says they're impressed that he continues to do 60 push-ups a day. Thomas has been hospitalized at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, since November 6. He first went in for pneumonia, but tests revealed that he had leukemia. Thomas began chemotherapy November 9 and is expected to remain in the hospital until he completes his treatment.