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PHOTO: A belief that birth control pill effectiveness can be reduced by antibiotics is largely a misunderstanding, according to Planned Parenthood. Photo credit: National Organization for Women.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – It's the season for sinus infections, which are often connected to seasonal allergies. Tree pollen is the most plentiful trigger in Wyoming right now, and for those who need to use antibiotics to get a sinus infection under control, some advice from a Planned Parenthood phys...Read More

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PHOTO: Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report released today by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution across the country. The basin, in northeastern Wyoming, contains the largest coal reserves in the continental U.S. suitable for mining. The country has depended on the r...Read More

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PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: New Jersey Dept. of Health

CASPER, Wyo. - OSHA just wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry and foundries. Silica dust is connected to respirato...Read More

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PHOTO: Yellowstone National Park could see additional funding under a proposal by President Obama. Photo credit: NPS

EAST YELLOWSTONE, Wyo. – Fans of Wyoming's national parks are watching carefully as Congress puts President Barack Obama's budget under the microscope this month. The president is proposing an increase of $55 million in the National Park Service budget for 2015, including $10 million as a Ce...Read More

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PHOTO: About 7,000 Wyomingites have enrolled for coverage in the health-insurance Marketplace, and today is the final day to sign up, for most folks. Credit: FDA.gov

CASPER, Wyo. - Today is the deadline for most eligible Wyomingites to begin their sign-up for coverage in the health-insurance marketplace, www.HealthCare.gov. About 7,000 already have enrolled. Jan Cartwright, director of health policy, Wyoming Primary Care Association, said Navigators will be sta...Read More

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PHOTO: Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting they make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs. Repairs are needed on nearly 75 percent of the trails. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Forest Service could dig out of its backlog of trail maintenance by tapping into Wyomingites' love of the outdoors. Recreation groups have sent a letter to Congress requesting that it make it easier to form partnerships to tackle trail cleanup and repairs - repairs that are nee...Read More

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PHOTO: Just being age 40 or older increases a person's risk of diabetes. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is trying new ways to reach and treat veterans who suffer from diabetes, including some high-tech tools. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs calls diabetes a silent epidemic among those who have served in the military and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Type 2 diabetes affects almost 20 percent of veterans who use VA health care, compared with a...Read More

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PHOTO: There's been debate recently about lifting the crude-oil export ban. If it is lifted, it could mean more money for Wyoming as oil companies shift their focus overseas. A report issued by the Western Values Project makes the case that the onshore royalty rate should be boosted. Photo courtesy of USFS.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - There has been talk recently of possibly lifting the crude-oil export ban, opening up new markets for American oil - and that means more money for Wyoming. How much more is examined in a report from the Western Values Project, which makes the case that the onshore royalty rate shoul...Read More

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