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Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

Wyoming Public Radio News has been awarded a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow award in the small market category for Best Use of Sound. It was for Cooper McKim's story, Scientists Race To Research Stonefly Species Threatened By Climate Change .

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Wyoming Summer Music Festivals

Brace yourselves, Wyoming. Summer is coming. Plan your music schedule now!

Catherine Wagner

The lakes in the alpine areas of the Wind River Range have historically been fishless – that is, until humans started stocking them for recreational use. The introduction of these fish changed the ecosystems of the lakes, and specifically, the microscopic animals that float through the water, known as zooplankton. Now, University of Wyoming researchers want to know if the change in zooplankton has influenced a change in the fish.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. A rule meant to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. It’s widely seen as a replacement rule to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

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S & P Global Market Intelligence

Two of the largest coal producers are combining forces to better compete with natural gas and renewable energy. Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are consolidating seven of their mines: five in Wyoming and two in Colorado. Last year, coal from those mines made up over a quarter of total national production according to calculations from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Lawrence Todd

Archaeologists are in a race against time to document some artifacts found in the Mountain West.

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American Lung Association

An air quality monitor in western Wyoming repeatedly found ozone levels were exceeding federal health standards from January through March of this year. Since then, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has confirmed the numbers. It performed a Quality Assurance Quality Control (QAQC)to ensure monitoring equipment wasn’t giving faulty reads.

Students at Riverton High School will soon be able to take courses in the Arapaho language.

Principal John Griffith said that students in Fremont County School District 25 have been requesting the option for years, but finding an instructor willing to teach the courses part-time was a challenge. Lorraine Goggles, a Riverton High School paraprofessional who is fluent in Arapaho, will take on the job starting this fall.

Melodie Edwards

Gary and Celeste Havener live forty miles outside of Laramie in southeast Wyoming. They spend a lot of their time growing vegetables and riding horses across the prairie.

If you’re in the market for a new tent or fleece jacket, you could see prices for those products go up. The Trump Administration is proposing new tariffs on items like these that are produced in China.

 


A national report on the state of children came out this week from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, based primarily on census data.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Health insurance coverage has increased for kids in 45 states since 2010, and 95 percent of kids in the United States are insured. But that's not the case in Wyoming.

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10 % of Wyoming children are without health insurance. (Twice the national average) What are potential solutions?

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Classical Wyoming

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HumaNature Podcast

What happens when a person steps out the front door and comes face to face with the wild world? Find out on our award-winning show where humans and our habitat meet.

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To the disdain of national Republicans and against the advice of President Trump, controversial Alabama Judge Roy Moore announced Thursday he will run again for the Senate in 2020, after losing a winnable race for the GOP as allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against teen girls surfaced from decades ago.

Those multiple accusations — which Moore has stridently denied — led to the Christian nationalist candidate losing the December 2017 special election to Democrat Doug Jones by 1.5 percentage points, just over a year after Trump carried Alabama by 28 points.

The war crimes trial of Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher took a dramatic turn Thursday when a lead prosecution witness — another SEAL who has been granted immunity to testify — confessed that he was the actual killer of a 17-year-old ISIS prisoner.

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned prosecutors as he described a previously unheard version of events, saying he asphyxiated the teenage Islamic fighter as an act of mercy.

Among other charges related to his 2017 military service in Iraq, Gallagher is accused of killing the insurgent.

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