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No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - WY: Civil Rights

The Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston cares for some 65 patients, down from 85 during renovations. (Pixabay)

EVANSTON, Wyo. – It's been four years since Wyoming State Hospital staff abandoned a patient without food, water or restroom use for more than 24 hours, and advocates describe patient care as still not up to par at the state's largest mental-health facility. Concerns continue about poor medi

Studies spanning more than 30 years, covering virtually every state that uses capital punishment, have found that race is a significant factor in death penalty cases. (Giftedhands/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Dozens of Wyoming residents, civic and faith leaders have launched the Wyoming Campaign to End the Death Penalty in the 2020 legislative session. Sabrina King, director of campaigns for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, says repealing the death penalty will help

Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, a new survey shows. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation's middle and high schools can still be described as "hostile environments," according to a new survey by the Gay Lesbian and Stra

Residents who received letters questioning their citizenship status are encouraged to bring official identification or naturalization papers to polls. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The ACLU of Wyoming is advising residents to bring documentation of their citizenship to the polls Tuesday, in the wake of a correspondence from the Secretary of State's office questioning the legal status of some voters. Sabrina King, policy director with the ACLU of Wyoming, sa

A new report suggests that the nation has a two-tiered justice system  one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report called "Rigged Justice" by the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains the nation has a two-tiered justice system – one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The study highlights 20 cases last year where the government caught big

PHOTO: The small print is getting trickier these days, with forced arbitration clauses even popping up in social media via breakfast cereal, according to Devon O'Connell, president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Forced arbitration for "liking" a brand of cereal on Facebook sparked consumer outrage, but the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association warns that there are other ways those agreements are being foisted on consumers, and most people have no idea. President Devon O'Connell says General Mil

PHOTO: The People's Law School opens its doors tonight at Casper College. It's a popular yearly series of classes open to anyone, covering topics such as judicial process, criminal defense, family court proceedings and bankruptcy. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CASPER, Wyo. - The People's Law School opens its doors tonight at Casper College. It's a popular yearly series of classes open to anyone, covering topics such as judicial process, criminal defense, family court proceedings and bankruptcy. Attorney Michel Shickich, who teaches a unit on personal inj

PHOTO: Marcia Shanor, executive director of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, encourages Wyomingites to attend a

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Phone calls, paperwork and follow-up were some of the details covered at a workshop held Tuesday night to help Wyomingites understand workers' rights. The "Know Your Rights Workshop" in Rock Springs was one of several planned to help folks understand that there are resources av

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