1:54 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Testing Debate

Wyoming – The two candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction have differing views on the effectiveness of Wyoming's test for students.

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1:54 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Head Start Budget Cut

Wyoming – The future of the Head Start program is in limbo and people in Wyoming are worried.

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1:54 am
Fri September 29, 2006

Housing Shortage in Gillette

Gillette, WY – Workers are answering the call of Campbell County's roaring economic engine, but they get an unpleasant surprise when they look for a place to live.

WPR News
8:11 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Meyer Asks For More Information

Cheyenne, Wy – Secretary of State Joe Meyer wants more
information about the spending of both gubernatorial candidates --
and maybe of other statewide candidates, too.
Meyer today (Tuesday) sent a letter to both Democratic Governor
Dave Freudenthal and Republican challenger Ray Hunkins asking them
to itemize credit card spending and other reimbursements.
Meyer states in the letter that he will review the filings of
other candidates for state office to see if more information is
required of them, as well.

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WPR News
8:09 am
Wed September 27, 2006

State Signs Contract

Riverton, Wy – The state of Wyoming has signed an
agreement with the Northern Arapaho Tribe to provide for the
delivery of social services to needy families.
Governor Dave Freudenthal and Northern Arapaho leaders approved
the agreement today (Tuesday) on the Wind River Reservation.
The agreement concerns the delivery of services through the
federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The
Wyoming Department of Family Services has helped with the delivery
of social services to the tribes since the 1970s and the contract

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WPR News
8:07 am
Wed September 27, 2006

State Releases Family Photo

Casper, Wy – Child abuse and neglect are on the rise in
Wyoming, but drug and alcohol use by youngsters is on they way
down.
That's from a report released today (Tuesday) by the Wyoming
Children and Families Initiative.
The report is called the "Wyoming Family Photo," and it
details how Wyoming is progressing in trying to improve its living
standards for families and children.
The report also shows that the percentage of Wyoming residents
not covered by health insurance declined slightly between 2002 and

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WPR News
7:14 am
Wed September 27, 2006

State Seeking Explanation of High Gas Prices

Laramie, Wy – An executive with one Wyoming oil refinery explains recent changes in oil and gas prices in Wyoming by saying the market is in transition.
Last week, Governor Dave Freudenthal wrote a letter to three area refineries asking them to explain why gas was more expensive in Wyoming and other mountain states than in states to the East. When Freudenthal wrote the letter, a gallon of regular unleaded cost an average of two-dollars-and-70-cents in Wyoming -- 26 cents higher than South Dakota, and 35 cents higher than Nebraska.

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WPR News
7:10 am
Wed September 27, 2006

Hospice Center Opening in Cheyenne

Laramie, Wy – Southeastern Wyoming is about to have its first in-patient hospice center. That's a facility that cares for people at the end of their lives. This one is opening to the public in November at the United Medical Center hospital in Cheyenne. Grant Coordinator, Stephanie Forrest-Yavuzturk, says until now people in the area have had to go out of state for hospice care or they stayed at home, but that's not everyone's preference.

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