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    PNS Weekend Update - June 25, 20160 


    On this weekend’s rundown, we’re covering stories from across the globe, including: After Brexit, Google says many Britons may not know what they actually voted for; a Boston religious leader calls for peace in the wake of the Freddie Gray case acquittal; and Sunday marks one year since marriage equality was upheld by the nation’s highest court.

Public News Service - Wyoming

Peabody Energy has provided funds to a network of groups that espouse climate change denial. (Peabody Energy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Peabody Energy has financial ties to a network of individuals, nonprofits and political organizations that deny the existence of climate change, according to new documents made public in the company's bankruptcy filings. Jamie Corey, a researcher with the Center for Media and Demo...Read More

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A federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules. (Zhengzaishuru/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In a blow to the Obama administration's environmental agenda, a federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules, saying that the president overstepped his authority. The judge ruled late Tuesday that the agency needs permission from Congress to re...Read More

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For people suffering from mental health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- For people struggling with mental-health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help, according to a new report. The research measured how 370 college students responded when given the opportunity to learn more online about mental-health services. Even in a private and anony...Read More

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At the current rate of progress, women in Wyoming will not earn as much as men until the year 2159. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - It's been 53 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, and women are still paid on average 79 cents for every $1 a man makes. Julie Anderson, research associate with the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says if current trends continue, women in ...Read More

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The first Indian Relay races of the season kicked off in Buffalo, Wyo., this past weekend. (Diana Volk)

BUFFALO, Wyo. - The first Indian Relay Races of the season kicked off in Buffalo, Wyo., this past weekend. Twenty adult teams competed in what has been called America's "first extreme sport," where riders dressed in traditional regalia leap from one moving horse to another along a half-mile track....Read More

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A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study by the California Independent System Operator. Shane Levy, senior press secretary for the Sierra Club, s...Read More

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A new survey shows state residents support accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid health coverage. (Monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new survey conducted by the University of Wyoming's Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy shows state residents support efforts by the Legislature to balance the state's budget, but disagree with lawmakers' decision not to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion. Wyo...Read More

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