Laramie, Wy – A man wanted for transporting 25 pounds of cocaine remains at large today (Wednesday). He escaped from a State Trooper's patrol car and stole a Wyoming DCI Agents unmarked vehicle. A Trooper stopped the man east of Rock Springs for a speeding violation on Tuesday night. The Trooper noticed tool marks on the dashboard of the vehicle and then found a compartment containing 25 pounds of cocaine. Both the driver and the female passenger were then taken into custody.
Cheyenne, Wy – Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says voters have many reasons to send her back to Washington because of legislation she has pushed on behalf of Wyoming. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cubin notes that the legislation she has succeeded in passing couldn't be accomplished by a freshman congressman. The Republican is seeking a seventh two-year term against Democrat Gary Trauner and Libertarian Thomas Rankin. Cubin says her accomplishments include writing the law that has
Laramie, Wy – Democrat Gary Trauner says voters have been telling him they're worried about the war in Iraq. The Democrat is running against Barbara Cubin for Wyoming's lone seat in Congress. Last week President Bush spoke of benchmarks by which Americans can measure how the new Iraqi government is doing. But Trauner says he doesn't know what those benchmarks are, and neither does the majority Wyoming residents he talks to.
Laramie, Wy – Democratic U-S House candidate Gary Trauner's campaign says a late 240-thousand dollar advertising blitz by a Republican group shows the G-O-P is concerned that Representative Barbara Cubin might lose her seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee bought ads last Friday that criticize Trauner, saying he would be a better representative for New York than for Wyoming. Jonathan Collegio of the National Republican Congressional Committee says the 240-thousand dollars is a drop in the bucket and
Laramie, Wy – A recent report says that the United States needs to improve education and look to use new technology to create new jobs. The President of the National Academy of Engineering Bill Wulf was in Laramie to stress that this is an important time for the country to get serious about math and science. Wulf says improvement is needed long before children get to college. A number of the suggestions were outlined in the recent report called Rising About The Gathering Storm . Wulf spoke at U-W as part of the Graduate school's distinguished speaker series.
Laramie, Wy – A proposed constitutional amendment that takes money from mineral rich school districts continues to lose supporters. Several education officials now say they no longer support Constitutional Amendment B, mostly because the money does not have to be spent on education. Others believe the amendment addresses a Supreme Court ruling that all districts should be funded equally.
Laramie, Wy – The sniper that terrorized Washington D-C also may have killed a Wyoming man. Police in Tucson, Arizona, say Lee Boyd Malvo has confessed to killing Jerry Taylor. Taylor grew up in Thermopolis and graduated from Hot Springs County High School in 1960. He was 60 years old when he was fatally shot in 2002 on a Tucson golf course. Cheryll Witz says she's always wondered whether Malvo and fellow sniper John Allen Muhammad were responsible for her father's death. So she wrote Malvo to ask him.
Casper, Wy – Both Congresswoman Barbara Cubin and her Democratic Party opponent are criticizing an ad by an outside organization that pokes fun at Cubin's confrontation with Libertarian challenger Thomas Rankin. The ad, titled "Slap," began airing Sunday and is scheduled to run through Wednesday on television stations in Casper and Cheyenne. David Donnelly is director of Campaign Money Watch, part of a nonpartisan group that is working to change campaign finance laws.
Laramie, WY – Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says the American people deserve to know the specifics about some of the president's benchmarks. Those are signs of progress that the President expects the new Iraqi government to achieve. The president also said that the American people have limited patience when it comes to the continuing violence in Iraq. But Cubin says Wyoming residents have not run out of patience yet.
Cheyenne, Wy – A new poll shows Congresswoman Barbara Cubin and Democrat Gary Trauner are about even in the race for Wyoming's lone U-S House seat. The poll in today's Wyoming Tribune-Eagle shows 44 percent of likely voters would support Cubin. That's about three-and-a-half points ahead of Trauner, who polled at just over 40 percent. The rest were undecided or backed Libertarian Thomas Rankin or other candidates. That slim difference is within the margin of error, which means the race could be tied.