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Landowners' Group Files Complaint Against Wyoming DEQ For Records Violation

The Powder River Basin Resource Council has filed a complaint against the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for an alleged public records act violation.

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Wyoming – In the last five years, coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin has reversed Wyoming's economic fortunes and redefined the northeastern part of the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports that energy companies are now looking at other parts of the state for production.

Rock Springs, WY – The debate over oil and gas development in southwestern Wyoming's Red Desert continued April 9/10 with public hearings in Rock Springs and Lander. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports from the Rock Springs hearing.

Laramie, WY – The U.S. Supreme Court is considering oral arguments that challenge the University of Michigan's affirmative action admissions policies. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay discusses the implications of the argument and University of Wyoming's admissi

Powell, WY – The first member of the American military to be killed in combat during the war in Iraq was buried in Powell, Wyoming, where his parents have lived since 1990. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports the death of Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel Shane Childers has had a deep impact on his adopted hometown.

Wyoming – Renny MacKay speaks wih the director of the documentary about the Wyoming Indian High School basketball team.

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines faces trouble on two fronts: it is struggling through tough times in the airline industry and it has a looming problem over contract negotiations with its pilot's union. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines faces trouble on two fronts: it is struggling through tough times in the airline industry and it has a looming problem over contract negotiations with its pilot's union. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports on what faces the 30 suspected aliens and where their arrest fits in when talking about homeland security.

Wyoming – Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports on what faces the 30 suspected aliens and where their arrest fits in when talking about homeland security.

Wyoming – Learn about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Wyoming and the latest research being done to try and slow the disease down. Aaron Alpern Reports.

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For the National Rifle Association, the year since the Parkland shooting has led to a changing — and less favorable — political landscape.

Democrats control the House of Representatives, public opinion polling shows a majority of Americans support expanded background checks, and the NRA's political spending is down.

A new study includes an interactive map that shows how your home will be affected by climate change in the next 50 years. No surprise —Idaho and the Mountain West will get hotter. 

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When Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted a few days ago about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, she repeated what are viewed as anti-Semitic characterizations of the powerful lobbying group - that the group's money drives U.S. policy towards Israel. But as NPR's Peter Overby reports, as with all money in politics, it's a complicated picture.

The elusive black leopard has been sighted.

In Kenya, the vast majority of leopards have a light coat with dark spots. A tiny minority of them have a genetic mutation called melanism that causes them to appear all black in the daylight. According to San Diego Zoo Global, the spots show up in infrared imagery at night.

Distrust of vaccines may be almost as contagious as measles, according to medical anthropologist Elisa Sobo.

More than 100 people have been infected with measles this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Over 50 of those cases have occurred in southwest Washington state and northwest Oregon in an outbreak that led Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency on Jan. 25.

Some public health officials blame the surge of cases on low vaccination rates for this highly infectious disease.

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