Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's senators got some earmarks on recent bills that directly benefit their constituents. Senator Craig Thomas worked with Montana's Max Baucus to add language to the bill extending the Wool Research Trust Fund. That fund provides grant money for promotion of domestic wool. And Thomas says the program has helped Wyoming ranchers improve their markets both at home and abroad.
Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Employment is stepping up its "Embrace Safety for Life" campaign for workplace safety. Cynthia Pomery is director of the Wyoming Department of Employment. She says the growth of high-paying jobs in mining and the oil-and-gas industries have prompted many veteran workers to switch careers. That's good for the paycheck. But it can also put people into jobs they didn't realize were more dangerous than their old jobs. State and federal officials say Wyoming is seeing more workplace accidents.