Health

Another Try at the Smoking Ban in Casper
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An ordinance allowing smoking in Casper bars could soon be up for a vote if a petitioner who has been fighting the law can verify about 60 signatures. Kimberly Holloway has less than a month to verify those signatures from about 100 that she says were wrongly rejected on a…
‘Give Bees A Chance'; Council Moves Beekeeping Ordinance Forward
The food of one of every three bites you take is a direct result of honey bee pollination, Casey Beck told the Casper City Council on Tuesday. The growing interest in urban agriculture, especially for beekeeping, matches the growing demand for locally grown and organic foods, Beck said. She values t…
Wyoming Facing Nurse Shortage
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — State Department of Health Director Tom Forslund says the shortage of certified nursing assistants, especially in nursing homes, in Wyoming is reaching crisis stage. Forslund says Medicaid officials have said the state needs to do whatever it can to help the situatio…
Insurance, Hospital Officials Praise Supreme Court Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday on the Affordable Care Act saved a lot of grief for Wyoming residents, according to insurance company and hospital officials. The 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell declared consumers in 34 states, including Wyoming, that relied on the federal health exchan…
Wyoming Senators Respond to Court Ruling
Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, are divided along predictable partisan lines. But Senator Mike Enzi seemed resigned to the law continuing, and vowed to try to make it better. Here is his official response… “For too long, the debate over health care has…

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