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Revised Casper Smoking Ordinance Passes First Reading

Casper City Council took its first of three steps toward significantly changing Casper’s public indoor smoking ordinance Tuesday night.

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Feds Will Enforce Insurance Regulations In Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will directly enforce Affordable Care Act regulations in Wyoming when key pieces of the federal health care reform law take effect in January.

Federal officials made the decision after learning the Wyoming Department of Insurance lacks the authority to enforce the rules

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Obamacare Credits Could Trigger Surprise Tax Bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who accept government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills later on. That's if they don't accurately project their income

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Casper Fire-EMS: 2012 Fire Calls Down, EMS Calls Up

Casper Fire-EMS released its 2012 annual statistical report on Monday.

In the report, officials say the total number of fire calls fielded by area 911 dispatchers last year dropped five percent to 204, while total EMS calls climbed nine percent to 4,242.

Mark Young, the fire chief for the city of Casper, says the increase in EMS calls can be attribu

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Public Health Director Favors Continuation of Casper Smoking Ban

Officials at last week’s Natrona County Board of Health meeting said they were concerned about Casper City Council’s recent decision to revisit – and possibly amend or repeal – the city’s controversial public indoor smoking ban.

The ordinance was approved in June of

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Flu, Despite Declining Numbers, Remains Severe

Officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department say the number of flu cases in the Casper area is on the decline.

However, health officials also say that, despite the declining numbers, many area flu cases remain severe

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Powell Hospital Settles With Management Company

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Powell Valley Healthcare has settled its lawsuit against a management company over a former hospital CEO charged with bilking the organization of $848,000.

The Associated Press reported Thursday the amount of the settlement with HealthTech Management Services hasn't been disclosed

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Bill To Bar Attack On Health-Care Workers Advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a bill making it a crime for patients to assault health-care workers who are treating them.

The Associated Press reported the bill sets penalties of up to 12 years in prison and a $5,000 fine

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Campbell County Leads State In Flu Cases

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say Campbell County leads the state in reported flu cases this year.

The Associated Press reports  that, according to a report by the Wyoming Health Department, the county had 402 confirmed cases of flu through the week of Jan

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Smokefree Natrona County Says it Will Fight to Keep Smoking Ban in Place

A Casper-based anti-smoking organization says it’s upset with Casper City Council’s recent decision to reevaluate the city’s months-old public indoor smoking ban.

Some Casper entrepreneurs say revenues at multiple Casper businesses have been down significantly since the city enacted the ban last September

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