Archive - Mar 30, 2010 - News

Should Dropouts Lose Their Drivers License?

Representative Rosie Berger
Representative Rosie Berger

Developing some sort of accountability for high school students that choose to drop out is the theory behind an idea that was recently raised by School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty.

Representative Rosie Berger responded to the idea during an interview Tuesday on KROE'S Public Pulse program.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day Is Saturday

Armed Forces appreciation day is this Saturday at the Fairgrounds.
Armed Forces appreciation day is this Saturday at the Fairgrounds.

The Sheridan People's Assistance Food Bank are sponsoring armed forces appreciation day this Saturday in Sheridan. Food Bank Director and Coordinator of the event Dan Lick says Saturday will be all about giving our soldiers a big welcome home.

UW Cancels Ayers Appearance

William Ayers appearance at UW has been cancelled.
William Ayers appearance at UW has been cancelled.

The University of Wyoming announced Tuesday that they have canceled the scheduled appearance of William Ayers that was to take place Monday April 5th. Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was to give a speech sponsored by the UW Social Justice Research Center, based on his article "Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest."

State Jobless Rate Dips Slightly

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming labor officials say the state's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time since February 2008, but only slightly. The Wyoming Department of Employment said Tuesday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January. The rate was 4.8 percent in February 2009.

JobAssist Adds Four Communities

Sheridan, Jackson, Cody and Casper have now been included in the Department of Workforce Services Healthy Families Succeed JobAssist program. Started two years ago as a pilot project for Laramie County, it is aimed at establishing greater job skills which then lead to sustained self-sufficiency for Wyoming families already receiving two or more publicly-funded state services.