Laramie, Wy – Many Wyoming residents joined the nationwide movement to support immigrant workers. Rallies took place in Jackson and Laramie. Several hundred people turned out to the Laramie event, many of them high school students skipping afternoon classes for a rally and march. One of the organizers was Adrian Molina. He's a law school student at the University of Wyoming and says immigrants are contributing to society with their work and by paying sales tax on all their purchases.
Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming signed an agreement this week with a developer to remake the school's golf course. On top of the golf course the developer will also build up to a thousand homes. U-W Vice President of Administration, Phill Harris, says while this will cost 13 million dollars, the university is not putting up any money and the developer is the one taking the risk, though if there are profits U-W could share in those. The existing university golf course will stay open until the developer finishes building a new 18 holes.
Wyoming – Last week an audit of the Department of Education showed that the agency misspent over 400 thousand dollars of federal grant money. And the Congressional Quarterly is now forecasting that the race for Wyoming's lone seat in Congress is now closer than they previously expected.
Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay discussed these issues with Jessica Lowell from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Chad Baldwin of the Casper Star Tribune on this week's reporters roundtable.
Wyoming – Wyoming has a high number of bankruptcies and the thought is that not enough is being done to train young people about the world of finance. But a group is trying to change that. Diane Stoick heads up the Wyoming Jumpstart coalition for financial literacy
Wyoming – You've probably heard of F-F-A .future farmers of America. But you may not have heard that this youth organization now more than 80 years old just surpassed its highest membership numbers in a quarter century. Wyoming Public Radio visited this week's agricultural expo in Laramie to meet some F-F-A-ers and learn a little bit about Albany county agriculture.
Laramie, Wy – A Casper couple, their grown daughter and her husband arrived at a hospital in Germany Friday for treatment of injuries they suffered in a bombing of an Egyptian beach resort earlier this week. Twenty-one people were killed and 85 wounded in the three bombings at the Red Sea resort. The U-S government arranged for transportation of the Wyoming family to a base in Germany, where U-S troops seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are treated.
Wyoming – The Biodiversity Conservation Alliance is calling for an end to clearcutting. This is a logging practice of clearing out a large area of a forest. Opposition to the technique was a major focus of the environmental community in the 1980's but there has been little attention to clearcutting since.