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Wyoming Releases New School Progress Reports
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education says 139 schools and six school districts in the state failed to meet federal education goals last year. The federal No Child Left Behind Act sets so-called adequate yearly progress benchmarks for schools to meet in order for all student…
UW President Helped Shape Athletics Report
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan recently had a hand in helping shape a new report calling for more board oversight of college athletics. The 14-member panel of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges included presidents and board memb…
Report: UW Bucks Declining Research Funding Trend
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A new report says Wyoming is among just a handful of states that haven’t been cutting research funding at their public universities. The National Science Board says only seven states didn’t cut research funding at their public universities between 2002 and 2…
New Test Results Due From Wyo. Fracking Zone
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey plans to release new test results from a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination. The data to be released Wednesday comes from samples taken in April near Pav…
Wyoming Ranked 3rd For Business Climate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business. The state is ranked third in Pollina’s 2012 edition of its Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 Pro-Business States report. The annual study of job retention and crea…
Report: Too Little Mental Health Care For Boomers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. The Institute of Medicine says millions of aging baby boomers may have a hard ti…
Survey: High Fuel Prices Slowing Rural Growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Higher fuel prices may be applying brakes to the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey index of rural bankers dropped to 57.1 in April from 59.8 in March. Organizers of the Rural Mainstreet Index survey say any score above 50 suggests the …
AAA: Motorists Tolls Used For Roads They Don’t Use
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest auto club says tolls are increasingly being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees. Chris Plaushin, director of federal relations for AAA, to…
Report: Deterrent Effect Of Death Penalty Unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says there is no reliable research on whether the death penalty has any effect on the murder rate, more than 35 years since the Supreme Court allowed the resumption of executions in the United States. The National Research Council report says all the studies on …
Results Show No Air Problems In Pavillion
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says preliminary results from an air monitoring station in an area several miles east of Pavillion did not reveal pollution levels exceeding federal standards. The state agency installed a mobile monitoring station that beg…

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