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Mountain West News Bureau

KSUT is an affiliate station of the Mountain West News Bureau. Mountain West is a collaboration of public media stations serving the Western states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming. The mission of the bureau is to tell stories about the people, places, and issues across the Mountain West.

From land and water management to growth in the expanding West, to our unique culture and heritage, the bureau explores the issues that define us and the challenges we face.

The founding partner stations of the bureau include The Mountain West News Bureau is a collaboration between Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, KUNC in Colorado, KUNM in New Mexico, KUNR in Nevada, Nevada Public Radio, the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West in Montana and Wyoming Public Media, with support from affiliate stations across the region.

Funding for the Mountain West News Bureau is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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    The Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to its supplemental food program for women, infants and children, otherwise known as WIC. WIC served about 6.2 million people per month in 2021, including 43 percent of the country's infants.
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    Several environmental and scientific groups are petitioning the Department of the Interior to ban lead-based ammunition and tackle in national parks. They argue the move would be meaningful in slowing the spread of lead poisoning in wildlife.