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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - Wyoming

Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. According to analysts, state and federal regulators failed to ensure that self-bonded companies had sufficient and enforceable resources for restoration. Fifty U.S. coal companies have filed for ...Read More

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Two new reports show what it takes for Wyoming families to get by without public or private assistance. (Wyoming Women's Foundation)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two new reports released today by the Wyoming Women's Foundation show what it takes for families to get by without public or private assistance, and how to achieve economic security. The first report calculates a Self-Sufficiency Standard for each county based on "bare bones" bud...Read More

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Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study. (AnitaStarzycka/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Health. Ellen Webb, health energy sciences and advocacy manager for the Center and the report's lead author, says it's the first comprehensive ...Read More

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Wyoming has revised its Oil and Gas Guidance in an effort to improve local air quality. (darek2u/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever federal rules to cut methane emissions, Wyoming has issued its own revised guidelines to reduce pollution at new oil and gas wells. Jon Goldstein, senior policy manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, sees the mo...Read More

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Honeybee populations in the United States dropped by 44 percent last year. (DrScythe/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Honeybee populations in the U.S. dropped by 44 percent last year according to a new national survey. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner, with Friends of the Earth says bees are essential to agriculture, responsible for more than $20 billion of the U.S. economy and contri...Read More

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People are encouraged to leave nonperishable foods next to their mailbox this coming Saturday. (USPS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Mark your calendar and start putting aside nonperishable food items. This Saturday, U.S. postal workers will be making the rounds, collecting food donations for needy families. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger event, held on the second Saturday in May, will take place in 10,000 cit...Read More

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Trophy hunting for grizzly bears in Wyoming could begin next year if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. (ba11istic/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Today is the last day for the public to weigh in on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) plans to remove the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has said it's prepared to allow bears outside park boundaries to be hunted and ...Read More

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Seven Wyoming counties with high levels of oil and gas activity saw their grades slip in this year’s

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bucking the national trend of improving air quality, seven Wyoming counties with high levels of oil and gas activity have seen their grades slip in this year's "State of the Air" report card from the American Lung Association. Ronni Flannery, healthy air director of the Amer...Read More

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