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Wyoming Public Media Reporters Win 4 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Three Wyoming Public Media reporters were awarded four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism.

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Freemont County, WY – Responding to public opposition, the US Forest Service is making a new proposal for expanding food storage orders in the Shoshone and Bridger Teton National Forests. The new rules to reduce human-bear encounters were laid out Tuesday before a meeting of the Fremont County Commission. That commission has already passed two resolutions opposing expansion of the food storage order, and didn't seem pleased with these changes. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

Cheyenne, WY – The future of the federal roadless rule has been called into question, following conflict of interest allegations against a federal judge in Cheyenne. Last month, Judge Clarence Brimmer struck down the rule that would have blocked logging and energy development on 58 Million acres of federal forest land. Now an ethics complaint has been filed by two judicial watchdog groups saying Brimmer should have stepped down from the case due to his extensive financial holdings in oil and gas companies. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports on where Brimmer's ruling now stands.

Wyoming – When talking about why there have been more wildfires in the West recently, the common wisdom is that a century of putting out fires has allowed for a massive build-up of fuels. But at least one Forest Service researcher thinks climate changes similar to El Nino and La Nina may have also played a role. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

Cheyenne, WY – Those who are concerned about new FCC rules have said that large companies are moving into rural areas and removing local programming. But, Wyoming radio broadcasters say the opposite has been occurring in the Cowboy State. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck explains

Wyoming – On Tuesday the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission passed a wolf management plan. That means the grey wolf is much closer to coming off the endangered species list. But, the process is a long ways from over. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports one factor that could hold up delisting is the very same management plan the Game and Fish Commission just passed

Wyoming – Huge increases in medical malpractice insurance is pricing some doctors out of the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that while Wyoming has been unwilling to place caps on non-economic damages, some think the state will have to go that route in order to stabilize costs.

Dubois, WY – A Big Horn Sheep Herd has been helped by the recovery efforts of a group in Dubois. Wyoming Public Radio's Jim Morgan has more...

Wyoming – While many counties would be facing some tight budgets this year. Low interest rates and a run of home sales is bailing them out. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck explains...

Wyoming – Today is the day that school districts needed to turn in five year building plans to state officials. What becomes of those plans remains to be seen. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck has more.

Wyoming – After months and years of heated debate, Wyoming has a plan for managing wolves, if and when they come off the endangered species list. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that in the end, two polarized groups actually agreed on something, that the state should have taken more time to make the decision.

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Democratic presidential candidates have been talking about faith as they try to reach out to voters who backed President Trump. Conservative Christian leaders are starting to push back.

In Southeast Asia's only landlocked country, the Mekong River is a lifeline. From a slow boat heading up the river in Laos, you'll see fishermen working in their boats, riverside farms where bananas grow, and domesticated buffalo lazing. Occasionally a ferry chugs by. From time to time, steps leading to a riverside village become visible on the banks through the foliage. The wind is swift, and the brown fresh water laps up onto the side of the boat.

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According to Amnesty International, the U.S.-led coalition's offensive against ISIS in Raqqa killed nearly 10 times more civilians than the U.S. military has acknowledged.

Amnesty produced names of more than 1,000 people reported killed from June to October 2017 in the northern Syrian city. The group says it has directly verified 641 of those and that its researchers have "credible" reports of an additional 600. Amnesty adds that its conservative estimate of the number of civilians killed is at least 1,600.

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