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It looks like a new type of extraction happening just outside of Moab. A natural gas plant operator in Southeast Utah has started mining a novel resource: cryptocurrency. Justin Higginbottom has the story.


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In Wyoming, lawmakers recently passed several bills aimed at protecting the state’s coal interests this legislative session. That’s despite the coal industry being in the midst of a steady decline. This year, two major mines in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming announced closures. Historically, the Basin has produced about half of the coal in the United States. And, there are already 40 percent fewer miners employed in Wyoming compared to just a decade ago. In Jackson, KHOL’s Will Walkey reports on the state legislature’s efforts to fight economic trends impacting coal communities.

 


Richard Thompson has been making music for a very long time. From his days in the late 1960s as a teenage guitar player and songwriter with the seminal British folk rock group Fairport Convention to his roaring partnership with then-wife Linda Thompson, and his many years as a solo artist beyond.

Colorado Assault-Style Weapons Ban Doesn't Look Likely

Apr 10, 2021

Any major push to pass an assault-style weapons ban in Colorado is looking increasingly less likely, with the legislature's highest-profile advocate for stricter gun laws saying now — weeks after the mass shooting that killed 10 people at a grocery store in the city of Boulder — isn't the time.

"It diverts all of the attention," says Democratic Rep. Tom Sullivan.

Nearly one year ago, the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rates in the country. More than 30,000 enrolled tribe members contracted the virus and 1,200 people died.

Now, however, new caseloads have dropped to only a handful and the nation recorded no new deaths for several days in a row.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, who says the success is largely a result of a seismic vaccination effort with 219,663 doses administered.

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