WPR News
12:32 am
Sat February 25, 2006

Gillette Man Pleads Guilty In Murder Case

Gillette, Wy – A Gillette man pleaded guilty today
(Friday) to two charges of murder and conspiracy, including the
killing of a witness in a sexual assault case.
In exchange for the guilty pleas and cooperation against three
other defendants, prosecutors agreed to recommend that 20-year-old
Jacob Martinez serve two consecutive life sentences.
The sentencing hearing was NOT immediately scheduled.
Martinez was charged in the murders of 16-year-old Bryce Chavers
last November and 19-year-old Jeremy Forquer (FORK'-er).

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WPR News
12:30 am
Sat February 25, 2006

School Funding Bill Passes

Cheyenne, Wy –
The plan to drastically increase school funding in Wyoming is through the House of Representatives. The bill passed unanimously an unusual event given how contentious doling out money to schools has been in the past. This proposal does increases education spending by 200 million dollars, for a total of nearly a billion dollars every year.

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WPR News
10:05 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Gov Pushes Half Percent Decrease in State Tax

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WPR News
10:02 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Wy Votes No Increase on Cigarette Tax

WPR News
10:00 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Uwyo Energy School Approved in Senate

Cheyenne, WY – A bill establishing a school of energy resources at the University of Wyoming received final approval from the Wyoming Senate. The goal is to create a home for state of the art research on the state's energy industry. Senator Mike Massie of Laramie says academic research should enhance the energy industry.

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WPR News
9:57 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Hathaway Scholarship Plan Advances to House

WPR News
9:55 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Legislature Votes to Keep Tax on Food

7:16 am
Fri February 24, 2006

School Funding

WY – The cost of educating Wyoming students will top a billion dollars as the legislature revamps school funding.

7:16 am
Fri February 24, 2006

Coal Gasification

WY – Researchers are looking for ways to make Coal Gasification work.

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