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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. 

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

Camping season and wildfire season overlap. But smoke doesn't appear to scare off many campers on public lands, according to a new report from the non-profit research firm Resources for the Future.

By comparing campground data in the West to wildfire, smoke, and air quality data over a ten-year period, the researchers found that campground use declines in response to fire and smoke–but by very little.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency included a category of chemicals known as PFAS in a new draft list of water contaminants.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

The manufacturers of plant-based meat substitutes have done quite a bit of work to make their products as meat-like as possible. That includes adding beet or berry extracts to imitate blood and upping the protein content using sources like soy, mushrooms and mung beans.

"But foods are much more complicated than that," said Stephan van Vliet, a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. "They contain several thousands of metabolites and nutrients that are potentially capable of impacting human health and metabolism."

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 9, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, June 25, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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