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Tonight, PBS will broadcast a discussion with Wyoming residents regarding the future of Medicare and Social Security. Viewers are invited to call in with their questions about healthcare reform and express their opinions regarding the management of the federal programs.

Sheridan County Commissioner, Tom Ringley, confirmed with Sheridan Media the the county's meeting with the Game and Fish Commission in Rock Springs has yielded favorable results for negotiation of a $3 million water rights lease with Johnson County.

The National Resource Defense Council has started an aggressive legal campaign to have wolves reinstated with protection under the Endangered Species Act.

A petition on the White House Website to allow Wyoming to leave the union and form an independent government has gained more than 7,000 online signatures. The group sponsoring the initiative is not identified, and the petition statement doesn't provide reasons for state secession.

Wyoming Senator, John Barrasso, was re-elected to serve as the chairman for the Republican Policy Committee by his fellow representatives in the Senate.

Thanksgiving is next week, and after that, all bets are off when it comes to the full-fledged holiday season. While the holidays are fun, they can entail a tremendous amount of stress as well.

By Bill McCarthy, WyoFile.com


Rebecca Lewis of Cheyenne is a success story in the Department of Veterans Affairs effort to end homelessness among the nation’s military veterans by 2015.

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