Laramie, Wy – After losing six straight to end the season the Wyoming Cowboys are a game away from the NCAA tournament. The Cowboys got a combined 47 points from guards Brad Jones and Brandon Ewing and defeated Utah 60-47 to advance to tonight's Mountain West tournament title game. Wyoming's Justin Williams had 10 points 15 rebounds and 12 blocks to record the first triple double in Tournament history. The Cowboys improbable run comes amid rumors that coach Steve McClain could be fired at the end of the season.
Cheyenne, Wy – The scholarship will provide between 800 and 1600 dollars a semester for any qualifying Wyoming high school grad. The money does have to be used at one of the state's community colleges or the University of Wyoming. Governor Dave Freudenthal said right before he signed this bill that this helps meet the requirement of Wyoming's constitution that tuition at the university be nearly as free as possible
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming House and Senate voted Friday to override or reject Governor Dave Freudenthal's first veto of the year. The bill he vetoed deals with privileged communications between lawmakers, staff, constituents and consultants. It essentially allows legislators to keep these reports and discussions private if they want to. The President of the Senate, Grant Larson, says this confidentiality will help lawmakers develop their ideas. And he says this is not something the public cares about.
Wyoming – The Ryan White Care Act, signed into law in 1990, authorizes funding for AIDS care and prevention in every state. Now, it's up for reauthorization, and some lawmakers and AIDS activists say the funding formula puts rural states at a disadvantage.