A railroad spokesman says about 30 cars of a 125-car coal train bound from Wyoming's Powder River Basin to British Columbia have derailed along a Columbia River Gorge route east of Pasco, Wash., blocking a main rail line. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said no injuries were reported in the Monday evening derailment. He says the majority of the derailed cars ended up on their sides and an undetermined amount of coal spilled. Melonas says no environmental threat was reported. Railroad officials are on site and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.
New income guidelines are being announced by the Wyoming Department of Health for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.The new guidelines, which help determine eligibility for the program, include about a $1,000 increase in the annual income ceiling for a family of three and approximately $1,200 increase for a family of four. As of July 1, annual income ceilings based on family size range $20,665 for a one-person family to $42,643 for a four-person family. Pregnant women count as two family members.