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PHOTO:  A report from the Sightline Institute calls for BLM to recalculate "fair market values" for coal, based on growing export markets. Photo credit: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

LANDER, Wyo. - The coal market has changed. U.S. coal used to be mined primarily for domestic use, but markets overseas are growing as domestic demand declines. A new report from the Sightline Institute outlines that history and argues that the Bureau of Land Management should take it into considera...Read More

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PHOTO: It's National Moth Week. The white-lined sphinx moth is commonly found in Wyoming at dusk. Photo credit: J. Pinta (Redline2200).

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Dig out the flashlights for a nighttime adventure to celebrate National Moth Week. It highlights the role moths play in the ecosystem. They're pollinators, and their caterpillars are food for other species. Scott Shaw is a professor and curator of the University of Wyoming Insect M...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Wyoming has seen success in making sure low-income children are served healthy meals when school lunchroom is closed. Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Summertime shouldn't be hunger time. That's the push this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage children to pick up nutritious food at Summer Nutrition Program sites around the state. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) says the state boosted its...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new online counter keeps track of how much money the state is missing out on because of a rejection of federal Medicaid funding. Courtesy of the Equality State Policy Center.

CASPER, Wyo. - The state's rejection of federal Medicaid money is being tracked by an online counter from the Equality State Policy Center. According to Executive Director Dan Neal, the state has missed out on nearly $59 million so far this year. "This money could be flowing through Wyoming's econ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new tax in South Korea is big news for Powder River Basin coal. Photo courtesy USGS.gov

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – A new tax in South Korea is big news for Powder River Basin coal. Korea is one of the largest export markets for Wyoming coal, and Clark Williams-Derry, deputy director at the Sightline Institute, describes the tax as hefty. He says it ranges between $16 and $18 per metric to...Read More

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PHOTO: Wyomingites are being encouraged to fly the American flag for the Fourth of July holiday, with the rules of flag etiquette in mind. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Along with picnics and fireworks, Wyomingites are being encouraged to display the American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. The U.S. Flag Code directs that flags on display 24 hours a day be illuminated at night, and it's OK to leave a flag out in bad weather, as long as the ma...Read More

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PHOTO: According to a new scorecard from AARP, Wyoming is ranked as one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - According to a new scorecard released by AARP, Wyoming is one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. The state was graded for affordability and access, quality of care, and choice of setting, among several other catego...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The new CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows 17 percent of Wyoming teens admit to smoking. The national rate is 15.7 percent. Photo credit: DrugAbuse.gov.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time spent at computers and other tech devices. That's the snapshot from the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. While the government goal of reducing teen smoking nationall...Read More

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