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PNS Daily News - September 22, 2020 


The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.


2020Talks - September 22, 2020 


It's National Voter Registration Day. Plus, the Supreme Court and abortion are back, center stage, in the election spotlight.

Public News Service - WY: Disabilities

Vertical Harvest operates on one-tenth of an acre, yet grows produce at a rate equivalent to a traditional five acre soil farm. (Vertical Harvest)

JACKSON, Wyo. – An indoor vertical farm in Jackson that produces and sells roughly 100,000 pounds of fresh produce annually is powered by a workforce built on the concept of diversity. Nearly two-thirds of Vertical Harvest's workers face disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome or visio

In 2019, the state Legislature increased funding for Wyoming Senior Centers by $225,000. (Knox County Gov/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Some 74,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming provide an estimated 62 million hours of care each year, valued at $980 million, according to AARP's latest Valuing the Invaluable report. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says caregivers are a crucial component of the hea

AARP has launched an effort to get all candidates seeking national office to commit to safeguarding Social Security. (LarryHW/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Reforming entitlement programs is a contentious topic, and most public officials don't want to go near what some call the third rail of U.S. politics. In response, AARP has launched an effort to get all candidates seeking national office to commit to safeguarding Social Secu

The Wyoming House will consider a bill that could help patients avoid expensive nursing homes by offering more training to their family caregivers. (Victor 69/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The state Legislature's House Health Labor and Social Services Committee advanced a bill Monday night that could help patients avoid expensive nursing homes by giving their family caregivers some basic support. Tim Lockwood, associate state director for communications and advocacy

A new report criticizes Wyoming's policy for solitary confinement of juveniles. markrhiggins/iStock

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Wyoming is one of 10 states that allows indefinite solitary confinement for children in the juvenile-justice system, according to a new report from the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. Researchers with the pro-bono arm of the law firm Lowenstein and Sandler also found Wyo

PHOTO: According to a new scorecard from AARP, Wyoming is ranked as one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - According to a new scorecard released by AARP, Wyoming is one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. The state was graded for affordability and access, quality of care, and choice of setting, among several other catego

PHOTO: AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers is applauding the signing of a bill to make it easier for adult legal guardians to care for family members across state lines.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill that might have the longest name of any legislation this year: The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. Although the bill - SF39 - has a complicated name, said Tim Summers, state director of AARP Wyoming, it aims t

PHOTO: Volunteers working on a home last year for the National Day of Service. Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A dozen houses are being upgraded all at once Saturday in Cheyenne. The entire block will receive weatherization, safety improvements and new landscaping as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, to mark the September 11 anniversary. Josh Nicholas, executive director

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