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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. 

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

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Courtesy / National Interagency Fire Center

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.

A photo of the exterior of the Washoe County School District administration building.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

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."

A close-up image of a health worker filling a vaccine dose into a syringe
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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

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Courtesy / Yellowstone National Park

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.

An image of a neighborhood with smoke from the Petrilla Fire approaching
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR Public Radio

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

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Courtesy / Eldorado National Forest

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

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Courtesy City of Reno Twitter

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

At the Early Care and Education Center at the University of Wyoming, there's a lot of what one would expect to see at a daycare - toys, books, and cubbies for tiny shoes. And that's not all.


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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your morning news headlines for Monday, May 24, 2021.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Inside Eastridge Shopping Mall in Casper, Wyoming was once a Macy's. And signs of that department store life remain — a lot of mirrors, the old beauty department counter, and what used to be changing rooms to try on the latest fashions. Now, this building is a well-oiled, pandemic-fighting machine, with no customers.


An image inside the Nevada State Assembly.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, May 3, 2021.

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Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Apr. 30, 2021.

An image of Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. She is wearing a face mask and looking away from the camera.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

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

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