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Maggie Mullen

Maggie Mullen is a fifth generation Wyomingite, born and raised in Casper. She is currently a Masters candidate in American Studies and will defend her thesis on female body hair in contemporary American culture this May. Before graduate school, she earned her BA in English and French from the University of Wyoming. Maggie enjoys writing, cooking, her bicycle, swimming in rivers and lakes, and most any dog. 

Since 2016, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. has plunged by 90 percent. That includes things like tech, agriculture and real estate-all drivers in the region's economy. But that dip isn't being felt in our region, yet.

At over $1 million, the prize money for Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is the most it's ever been. But that's not enough to stop the country's top tie-down ropers and steer wrestlers from boycotting America's largest outdoor rodeo.

Chances are good that you don't know exactly how fast your internet is. But Victoria Merinda said, "It's really one of those things that I think everyone should kind of know—how much internet they have."

The last time the royalty rate for oil and gas production on federal land changed was in 1920. Proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would address that, but the industry stands opposed.

When it comes to beef, Made in America doesn't necessarily mean it was made here. That's because if the cow was raised in another country it can be labeled with a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sticker as long as it was processed here. That has American ranchers in a beef with each other over what to do about it.

Medical and public-health groups are calling climate change "a health emergency," in a new report released Monday. Organizations like the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association are demanding elected officials and other leaders to prioritize action.

Gary and Celeste Havener live forty miles outside of Laramie in southeast Wyoming. They spend a lot of their time growing vegetables and riding horses across the prairie.

A prominent feature of Yellowstone National Park is one step closer to getting a new name. Thursday, the Wyoming Board of Geographic Names voted in favor of changing Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain.

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the summer season for national parks in the Mountain West. And according to new data, 2018 was good year for the country and the region.

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Across the country Tuesday, abortion rights advocates gathered at town squares and courthouses to protest recent restrictions to abortion access. Demonstrations also took place here in the Mountain West. In Laramie, that meant standing outside in the snow.

"We're hearty here," said Katy Hartman, who organized the Laramie gathering using the Stop The Bans website. Hartman is a physician and was one of about 25 people that stood with signs in front of the courthouse.

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