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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Casper ‘Step Up for Kids Day’ Turns Four

October 10, 2011

CASPER, Wyo. - Good nutrition, mentoring, and high-quality child care in the early years: those are some of the topics for the fourth annual "Step Up for Kids Day" in Casper Tuesday. The mayor will proclaim the day, as experts gather to talk about ways to help set kids on the road to success as adults.

Jillian Riddle, a volunteer coordinator, says there's a big difference to be made.

"This small investment, early in their lives - what the impact for our future, and for our state, and our country will be."

She says that investment can be through Head Start, and other affordable high-quality early-learning programs.

Also, she says, there will be a call to state policymakers to make a significant investment in quality early education. She says the window of learning between birth and age five is vital, because that's when most brain structure develops, which sets the stage for benchmarks in academics and social learning.

"I hope that the public begins to realize just important early childhood is."

Former state legislator Ann Robinson is one of the speakers. She'll outline opportunities the state has seized, and some it has missed. One success story is the "Gear Up" program, which won a long-term federal grant to offer tutoring to middle and high school students planning to go to college.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at the First Interstate Bank Plaza in Casper. It is organized by groups and individuals, including Head Start, Serve Wyoming, the Equality State Policy Center, Apple Tree Learning Center, Casper Family YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming, and the Social Work Division at UW/CC.

Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - WY