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    PNS Daily News - March 6, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; New York schools lifting some barriers to immigrant enrollment; Connecticut lawmakers take up a Better Jobs Act; and citizens in West Virginia force lawmakers to shed some light on dark money.

Public News Service - Wyoming

PHOTO: More than 60 volunteers are standing by at 17 locations in Wyoming to help people file their taxes, for free. The assistance is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Losing an hour this weekend because of daylight saving time probably isn't helpful for those still struggling with taxes. The tax clock is ticking, and volunteers are standing by at 17 locations in Wyoming to help people file, for free. The assistance is through the AARP T...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A new way to measure child poverty shows that so much progress has been made in Wyoming, it has the lowest rate in the country. Credit: ben_kerckx/pixabay.com

LARAMIE, Wy. - The lowest child poverty rate in the country is right here in Wyoming at eight percent. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation recalculates poverty rates using an updated formula from the U.S. Census Bureau that accounts for assistance programs, such as food stamps,...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: Access and recreation on public lands are top benefits of living in Wyoming, even higher on the priority list than economic opportunities, quality of education and health care. Those findings are in a new poll.  Photo of the Bridger-Teton National Forest courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Access and recreation on public lands are top benefits of living in Wyoming, even higher on the priority list than economic opportunities, quality of education and health care, according to a recent poll. The latest Conservation in the West Poll also found that 53 percent want fede...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: Rallies, marches and candlelight vigils have been held all week in honor of Yellowstone National Park's bison. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Rallies, marches and candlelight vigils have been held all week in honor of Yellowstone National Park bison. Stephany Seay, media coordinator for the Buffalo Field Campaign, has helped organize the events to raise awareness about the hundreds of animals killed each...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: High-speed, broadband Internet would be classified as a utility under a proposal from the chair of the FCC that would ensure "net neutrality." Speedier Internet service in rural areas could also be the result. Photo credit: Susan Moore/Pixabay.

CASPER, Wyo. - High-speed, broadband Internet would be classified as a utility under a proposal expected later this month from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC chair Tom Wheeler outlined the plan Wednesday, saying the regulations are needed to keep service providers from blocking ac...Read More

Public News Service - WY

GRAPHIC: A Headwaters Economics report examines the pros and cons of updating the federal coal mining royalty system. The Office of Natural Resources Revenue is considering changes. Graphic courtesy of Headwaters Economics.

CASPER, Wyo. - A report released today delves into the federal royalty system for coal mining on public land - and finds that the Office of Natural Resources Revenue is right in considering changes. The Headwaters Economics calculations found that loopholes in the current system have meant about $8...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be updating its policies regarding industry requests not to disclose hydraulic fracturing chemicals in the name of "trade secrets." Photo courtesy of EPA.

CASPER, Wyo. - A recent lawsuit settlement should make gray areas related to public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing more transparent in Wyoming. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will adopt new policies to review industry requests to keep fracking chemicals secret...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A decision to allow up to 15 grizzly bears to be killed in Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River area is at least 15 too many, according to paperwork filed for a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

JACKSON, Wyo. – A decision to allow up to 15 grizzly bears to be killed in Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River area is at least 15 too many, according to paperwork filed for a lawsuit. Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso says the agencies are not looking at the big picture in set...Read More

Public News Service - WY

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