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Wyoming state news roundup – Sunday, August 21, 2011
August 21, 2011

Heart Mountain Relocation Center museum opens near Casper
By Heart Mountain Relocation Center
During World War II, hundreds of Japanese Americans were interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Casper. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation held a Grand Opening of its Interpretive Learning Center the weekend of August 19 — 21, 2011. Guest speakers were Tom Brokow, Sen. Daniel Inouye, and Sec. Norman Mineta and Sen. Alan Simpson

Wyoming wins $6 million in transportation grants
By Jeremy Pelzer, Billings Gazette
Wyoming won more than $6 million in federal transportation grants for projects including finishing a Grand Teton National Park bike pathway and building needed truck parking along Interstate 80.

Donors give record amount to University of Wyoming
By Joshua Wolfson, Casper Star-Tribune
More than 24,000 donors gave to the school, which raised more than $40 million in private contributions for only the second time in its history, according to the university. The contributions include gifts to Wyoming Public Media and the Cowboy Joe Club.

Education Department takes PAWS to public meetings
By Jackie Borchardt, Billings Gazette
Wyoming's student assessments won't change much next year, but the state is actively seeking a new test for spring 2013 and beyond.

Wyoming Office of Tourism extends fall campaign
By The Associated Press, Billings Gazette
The Wyoming Office of Tourism is extending its advertising campaign in an effort to spur visitation to the state well into the fall months.

Wyoming panel to gather more information before making insurance exchange decision
By Joshua Wolfson, Billings Gazette
The committee studying options for a Wyoming health insurance exchange voted Thursday to gather more information about state and regional programs.

Lawmakers question Wyoming education standards
By The Associated Press, Billings Gazette
Some state lawmakers have taken issue with the state Board of Education's decision to adopt national education standards that have not been vetted by the Legislature.

'Frontloading' of primaries and caucuses eases in 2012
Infographic by Carla Uriona and Evan Potler
In recent years, states have been holding earlier presidential contests to gain more influence over the selection of a candidate. Now some are moving the opposite way.

Wyoming Weather
By National Weather Service
Stable conditions with mostly sunny skies across the Cowboy State. Chance of Isolated showers and thunderstorms across the southern and western portions

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