Families of former DOE employees may be entitled to compensation for occupational-related deaths

Q: My husband worked at an Atomic Energy Commission site during the 1960s. He wore a dosimeter and was always on-call to respond to emergencies, which I understood to be related to radiation leaks. Ten years ago, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and he died about two years later from that disease. I recently heard that benefits might be available for survivors of former energy employees. Could those apply to me?

Report finds holes in child representation

An Office of Performance Evaluations report on representation for children and youth in child protection cases found that “gaps in representation have occurred and the state does not have a way to validate all children and youth are being served.” Getty Images

Idaho has serious gaps in representation for children involved in protective services cases, according to a report by the Office of Performance Evaluation.

No clear answer for Jackson Hole’s elk problem

Wyoming Game & Fish warden Jon Stephens glasses a group of elk on a hillside in Spring Gulch in early January. Stephens was making contact with hunters with permission to hunt on the private land and hoping to land a trophy bull. Bradly J. Boner / News & Guide

JACKSON, Wyo. — The calls to Game Warden Jon Stephens’ cellphone usually start up as April’s snowpack recedes and animals stream off the National Elk Refuge by the hundreds.

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