Articles written by Madelyn Beck

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  • An aging Wyoming presents big housing challenges

    Madelyn Beck, via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 4, 2024

    Wyoming faces an array of future affordable housing challenges, but one big hurdle is an aging population. “The state is projected to experience moderate population growth in the coming years,” a new Wyoming Community Development Authority housing needs assessment found. “However, the aging of the population has deep implications for future housing needs, as older adults living longer independently accelerate housing demand.” To illustrate that trend, the report estimates that people 65 and old...

  • Withheld: Stigma, statistics and multi-million dollar settlement funds

    Madelyn Beck,|Jun 8, 2023

    Funding is often the largest hurdle to improving access to data and resources in Wyoming. But amid the opioid crisis, another challenge has emerged: deciding how to spend millions of opioid settlement dollars flowing into the state. In late January, the Wyoming Department of Health reported it would use part of its $4.38 million in anticipated settlement money to expand access to opioid use disorder treatment, training and outreach. As far as data goes, WDH plans to spend $575,000 on...