Tag Archives: Federal Government

Arapahoe School Superintendent leaves after pivotal school year (May 17, 2013)

The once-faltering Fremont School District 38 in Arapahoe turned a complete 180 since Superintendent Jonathan Braack took the helm in January 2012. Enlarge image Credit Rebecca Martinez During Jonathan Braack’s time as superintendent of Fremont School District 38, the Arapahoe … Continue reading

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Lawmakers agree to put off budget cut discussions (April 23, 2013)

Top Wyoming lawmakers have agreed to put off talks of budget cuts. This year, state agencies cut an average of 6.5 percent from their budgets to meet a shortfall. Then lawmakers announced plans to require agencies to propose another round … Continue reading

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Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation (March 12, 2013)

Federal budget cuts are causing schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to tighten their belts. Wyoming provides funding to all public schools in the state, but 10 districts – including several on the reservation – also receive money from … Continue reading

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The BLM makes changes to the sales of wild horses and burros (January 17, 2012)

The Bureau of Land Management has announced new restrictions on the sales of wild horses and burros. A recent ProPublica report alleged that thousands of wild horses bought from the BLM were sold to be slaughtered in Mexico. Previously, buyers … Continue reading

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Wyoming Cleans Up After Uranium Boom Years (June 15, 2012)

This story was part of an episode of Open Spaces dedicated to the history and management of uranium in Wyoming. My colleague Tristan Ahtone had been reporting extensively about how a pool of uranium waste abandoned near the city of … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Taxpayer Advocate (April 11-12, 2009)

For this freelance piece, Marketplace Money sent me to the IRS to interview the national taxpayer advocate about her job. I asked her about the purpose for her position, public perception, and her pay scale. American Public Media edited and … Continue reading

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