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Human trafficking: Pandemic likely to worsen problem

SHERIDAN — Sex trafficking may not be the first danger that comes to mind when considering the impact of COVID-19 on individual communities, but the two are inextricably linked, according to Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the human trafficking... Full story

 

UW survey says most believe worst is not over

SHERIDAN — A recent survey from the University of Wyoming indicates about one-quarter of state residents believe the worst of the pandemic crisis has passed in the U.S., while nearly half say the worst is yet to come. The proportion of those who... Full story

 

Sheridan College kicks off Multicultural Center

SHERIDAN — When a student wrote a racially-charged comment on a white board in Braylee Armajo’s dorm in 2017, some people told her to just erase it. “That’s not the point,” she said. “We’ve been erasing it for how long? It’s time to... Full story

 

Court halts leasing, drilling expansion in sage grouse habitat

SHERIDAN — A federal judge ruled in an Idaho district court Oct. 16 that the Bureau of Land Management must temporarily discontinue efforts to expand leasing, drilling and industrial activities in millions of acres of greater sage grouse habitat... Full story

 

Wyoming ranks low for breast cancer screening

SHERIDAN — Wyoming ranks second in the nation for having the least women in the U.S. meeting recommendations by the American Cancer Society for mammograms, according to Health Testing Centers. In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HTC... Full story

 

Report says Wyoming has second-highest suicide rate

SHERIDAN — About halfway through suicide prevention month, the Violence Policy Center released the results of a study Wednesday that shows Wyoming has the second highest rate of suicides and gun suicides in the nation. Montana had the highest... Full story

 

Expert: bill requiring report of mental illness to firearms dealers based on fear

SHERIDAN — Paul Demple, chief executive officer at Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center, said a proposed bill that would require mental illness adjudications be reported to firearm dealers is a response to gun violence in the U.S. based on fear,... Full story

 

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