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    PNS Daily News - April 20, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a report from Florida on the ongoing impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which happened five years ago today; and Congress is considering reauthorizing a program which helps fund everything from soccer fields to national forests; and a flu outbreak has dog owners in Michigan worried.

Public News Service - Wyoming

PHOTO: The waiting list for Wyoming Home Services soon will be cleared, thanks to a funding boost approved by the Wyoming Legislature. Photo credit: Robert1234/pixabay.com

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The wait soon will be over for Wyomingites who have requested assistance from a program that helps people age at home, instead of going to a nursing home. The Wyoming Legislature approved a $200,000 increase in funding for the Wyoming Home Services Program. That money will help aro...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AARP Wyoming says the safety messages aren't just for drivers in the younger generation. Photo credit: Pexels.com

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and messages about distracted driving are not just intended for kids. With changes in car and truck technologies, as well as the rules of road, AARP Wyoming recognizes that hazards can exist for drivers beyond a cellphone. Jackie Martin...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A farm and food system analyst recently visited the Yellowstone region to examine the potential for how the area can use local food as a tool for economic development. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming, like most states, imports between 90 percent and 95 percent of its food. A Harvard University economics professor who has helped communities in more than three dozen states set up local food systems says the story could be different in the Yellowstone region. Ken Meter sees...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A new report takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country and finds that in Wyoming, the job market leans more blue-collar, which reflects the oil, gas and coal industry dominance in the state. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CASPER, Wyo. - College graduates searching for jobs in Wyoming may not have the easiest time, according to a new report that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the nation. Wyoming is one of the states with the fewest jobs posted that require a four-year college degree. The report ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

MAP: A new report that details the benefits and 50-year history of Community Health Centers notes that they are key to getting affordable health care to folks in Wyoming. A big chunk of the federal funding that keeps the clinics open is set to expire in October, unless Congress acts. Map provided by the Wyoming Primary Care Association.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new report that details the benefits and 50-year history of Community Health Centers notes that they are key to getting affordable health care to folks in rural areas - which describes most of Wyoming. Nearly 20,000 Wyomingites receive care at 13 health centers in Wyoming, said J...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: Wyoming's state-led plans to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list will be highlighted at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference today. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Conservation and wildlife management are part the package for working lands. Tying it all together and keeping lands profitable and healthy are lessons being shared at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference this week in Omaha. Natural Resources Conservation Se...Read More

Public News Service - WY

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

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