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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 


    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - Wyoming

Wyoming is commemorating workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. The state consistently ranks among the highest for numbers of on-the-job fatalities. (Lagereek/iStockphoto)

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming workers who have been killed or injured on the job are being honored this morning at Jackson's City Council chambers. The U.S. Department of Labor recently ranked Wyoming last in the nation for workplace safety, with 37 work-related deaths in 2014. It was the deadliest year ...Read More

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A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report looks at how having a parent in prison affects their children, including about 12,000 in Wyoming. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Having an incarcerated parent has the same impact on children as abuse, domestic violence or divorce, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Nearly 1 in 10 Wyoming children has a parent or guardian who has spent time in prison or jail. Micah Richardson...Read More

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Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in less green areas, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than women living in less green areas, according to new researchfunded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bonnie Joubert Ph.D.,...Read More

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A federal court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it decided not to protect the wolverine. (JohnDPorter/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Conservation groups are doubling down on efforts to protect wolverines after a court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when the agency decided not to protect the famously tough predator. Managing attorney Tim Preso with Earthjustice s...Read More

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The U.S. Senate is holding a hearing today on new rules that aim to reduce oil and gas waste on public and tribal lands.  (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining, chaired by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is holding a hearing in the nation's capital today on new rules proposed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that aim to reduce oil and gas wast...Read More

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Wyoming students would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Students across the nation would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, but most states are dropping the ball on keeping kids active, according to a new report from Voices for Healthy Kids. Dr. Stephen Daniels, an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow, said PE progr...Read More

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The BLM is accepting public input on new rules that would change the agency's blueprint for managing activities on public lands, including grazing, resource extraction and outdoor recreation. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hoping to get out in front of any future "sagebrush rebellions" by putting the reigns of managing public lands into public hands. Joel Webster, western lands director for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, part of a coalition incl...Read More

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is getting ready to take over management of Yellowstone grizzlies and is accepting public comments until April 14.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming is getting ready for the potential removal of Yellowstone grizzlies from the endangered species list. The state has produced a draft management plan, which includes hunting, and is accepting public comments through April 14. Connie Wilbert, director of the Sierra Club's Wyo...Read More

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