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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Thursday, March 03

The Gillette News-Record reports that Campbell County, which used to be number one in the state for the most DUIs, is now out of the top five. County Commissioners attribute the drop to the relatively new DUI task force and anti-drunk driving campaign.

Art 321 in Casper opens its latest exhibit today titled "Health Equity Today and Tomorrow." According to the Casper Star-Tribune, it aims to spark a discussion around gaps in health care for LGBTQ people and people of color. The show will leave Casper in April to go on tour around the state.

The Guernsey Gazette reports the local SkillsUSA has received a $98,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to refurbish the YMCA in Sunrise. The work will be done by students from across the country who participate in the Skilled Trades Camps this summer.

In Jackson, community members rallied in the town square on Monday in a show of support for Ukraine. The Buckrail reports it was organized by a Jackson resident who fled Kyiv in 1979 to escape the U.S.S.R. She said it was a pro-democracy, anti-totalitarianism rally.

A Douglas couple has escaped Ukraine after adopting two special needs children from the country. The Cowboy State Daily reports the couple spent a few days getting to know the children and finalizing the adoption before waking up to the sounds of bombs. The family fled shortly after and is now waiting in Poland to return to the U.S.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.