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    PNS Daily News - January 26, 20150 


    Today’s news highlights stories on variety of issues including: a major Nor’easter targeting the East Coast; a CIA whistleblower faces jail time; paid sick time on the table for legislators in Washington; and some say a new study on sodium should be taken with a grain of salt.

Public News Service - Wyoming

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

PHOTO: Dozens rallied on the Capitol steps in Wyoming on Tuesday night, asking President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Rallies have been taking place around the country. Photo of a protester at an event courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Protestors hit the steps of the Wyoming Capitol on Tuesday night, rallying against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Organizer Cynthia Willson said they want President Obama to reject the pipeline because of environmental concerns, mainly concerning carbon pollution. Promoters of ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A one-year delay in a decision about whether the greater sage grouse is listed under the Endangered Species Act has been hotly debated, ever since the extension showed up as a rider in the federal spending bill. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The greater sage grouse is known for its showy display during mating season, and now it's also become a star in the federal spending bill. A rider was attached that prevents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the species under the Endangered Species Act for one year. W...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: Party hosts should not hesitate to intervene to prevent a guest from driving while drunk. That's the message to Wyomingites from MADD. Photo courtesy of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - About 140 people have died on Wyoming roads this year, a big jump from the 87 deaths last year. About one-third of deaths are alcohol-related, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol is focusing on "not one more," with stepped-up patrols for the New Year celebrations. Jan Withers, national ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: AARP Wyoming is cautioning folks to be aware of the three most common rip-offs this time of year: Online shopping scams, gift card fraud and fake charities. Photo credit: Edar/Pixabay

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The season of giving also brings out the takers – as in scammers and thieves. And AARP Wyoming is offering tips through the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help people in the state avoid rip-offs, as well as advice on what to do if something seems fishy. Tim Summers, AAR...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: CEOs of a dozen venture capital firms say the solitude and recreation available on public land can be viewed as economic opportunities to attract new business to the West. Photo of Teton Wilderness courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

JACKSON, Wyo. — A dozen leaders of venture capital and investment firms say they think the United States should be "investing" in protecting more public land. Members of the new "Conservation for Economic Growth Coalition" say they'll encourage Congress and the president to expand national pa...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: Thousands of toy donations are needed for the Toys for Tots program in Wyoming. Collection boxes have been set up at local law offices, as well as many businesses and law enforcement locations. Photo courtesy of Toys for Tots.

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Santa's helpers are being recruited in Wyoming to boost donations to the Toys for Tots program. Thousands of gifts are being collected at dozens of sites, with distribution set for the weekend before Christmas. The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association has added its member offices to ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

PHOTO: A federal lawsuit filed this week asks the U.S. Department of Transportation to ban the use of DOT-111 tank cars for shipping crude oil because of safety and durability issues. Photo of damage to DOT-111 tank cars courtesy of National Transportation Safety Board.

CASPER, Wyo. - Oil is being shipped across the country in train cars that even the government says are unsafe, and two environmental groups are taking on the U.S. Department of Transportation, saying the agency isn't doing enough about it. The Sierra Club and ForestEthics petitioned the department ...Read More

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