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    PNS Weekend Update - March 28, 20150 


    A variety of issues on our weekend rundown including; gas pipelines down south clogged up by legal delays; the latest CDC anti-smoking campaign puts a bull’s-eye on e-cigarettes; and the focus is on inclusion during National Developmental Disabilities Month.

Public News Service - Wyoming

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

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

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