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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WY: Consumer

Key elements for phasing out fossil fuels in a managed way include social protection for fossil fuel workers, sound investments in low-emission sectors, and local economic diversification. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Wyoming's oil and gas sector continues to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, a new report in the journal Climate Policy outlines how lawmakers can diversify revenue streams and begin phasing out reliance on fossil fuels. Report co-author Sivan Kartha, senior scientist a

With the market flooded with oil and storage running out, critics are protesting the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to lease large tracts of public lands at bargain-basement prices. (John Hill/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Right-leaning conservation groups are calling on the Trump administration to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands through the end of 2020. David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, says with demand for oil, and oil prices, at record lows during

Oil and gas operations on public lands can degrade and fragment big-game habitat, disrupting historic migration routes and mating and birthing sites. (Wikimedia Commons)

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's emphasis on opening public lands for oil and gas development has put hunting and other western sporting traditions at risk, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report. Josh Coursey, co-founder, of the wildlife conservation grou

Wyoming residents are helping neighbors most at risk for COVID-10 by delivering groceries and shoveling springtime snow. (Oddharmonic/Flickr)

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming residents are responding to life under the COVID-19 pandemic by stepping up to help neighbors, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Micah Richardson with the Wyoming Community Foundation says it's important to help the state's nonprofit groups continue to provide

School food service staff members in Wyoming are shifting gears as classrooms close, and finding creative ways to make sure children don't go hungry during the COVID-19 crisis. (Wyoming Department of Education)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Wyoming joins the national effort to protect public health in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis by closing classrooms, school districts are finding creative ways to make sure children who rely on school meals can continue to get healthy, nutritious food. Tamra Jackson, nutrition

A new study says switching to a single-payer health-care system would create demand for 2.3 million full-time health care workers. (Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- New research from the Economic Policy Institute shows that switching to a single-payer health system would boost the overall economy, make it easier for workers to switch jobs or start businesses and create a net surplus of new jobs. Josh Bivens, research director at the institut

Wyoming's retired firefighters, teachers and other public sector workers have lost an estimated 21% of their spending power since the last pension inflation adjustment in 2008. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The cost of health care, groceries and housing has increased dramatically since 2008, the last time Wyoming's retired public employees saw an inflation adjustment in their monthly pension checks, and many are having trouble keeping up. Last week, Wyoming lawmakers passed House Bi

Nearly 6,000 big game animals such as deer, pronghorn, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats die each year from collisions with vehicles on Wyoming's highways and interstates. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming took a big first step toward blazing a new trail on managing big game migration corridors when Gov. Mark Gordon signed an executive order last week. Dan Stanton, a biologist and sportsman's representative on the governor's advisory group on migration, says keeping paths o

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