Laramie, Wy – The plan to allow more drilling in the Wyoming Range is getting criticism from all over. The governor has opposed it, so did Senator Craig Thomas. Now the Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife have also voiced their opposition to the plan. The Vice President of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, John Robitaille, says some areas of the Wyoming Range are not appropriate for development, but others are with certain guidelines. Robitaille says they can do reclamation so people would never know that there was drilling.
Wyoming – Prescription drugs can eat up a family's budget, especially if that budget is at or below the federal poverty line and if the person who needs the medicine doesn't qualify for federal assistance to help off-set the cost of prescription drugs. A Wyoming prescription drug assistance program used to step in where other programs left off helping low-income Wyomingites of any age buy up to three prescription drugs a month with a low co-pay.
Laramie, Wy – A federal judge has lifted a settlement agreement that has been addressing issues like medical care, mental health care, security, fire safety and environmental issues like food handling at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. The settlement stemmed from a 1998 U-S Department of Justice investigation into the prison. The federal agency threatened to sue if certain problems were not addressed. Federal and state officials signed the remedial plan in 2002.