PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - WY: Education

Pinedale High School algebra students used their math skills to map out plans to install markers along fencing to protect sage grouse, and then helped install the reflectors. Credit: Christine Paige.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Algebra students at Pinedale High School solved story problems to help sage grouse. Teens crunched the numbers and mapped out how many fence markers would be needed on the Mesa outside Pinedale, and calculated how many volunteers would be optimal to efficiently install the markers.

PHOTO: There's been a big drop nationwide in the number of youth behind bars, but Wyoming still jails young people at the second-highest rate in the nation. Photo courtesy of AECF.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The "lock 'em up" approach to juvenile crime is becoming a thing of the past nationally. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows a big drop in the number of youths behind bars - and, at the same time, juvenile crime rates also are down. Wyoming saw a 12 perce

PHOTO: Participants in the 2011 Step Up for Kids Day in Casper. Courtesy of ESPC.

CASPER, Wyo. – "Step Up for Kids Day" is today (Friday) in Casper. Mayor Kenyne Schlager will sign a proclamation as local groups gather to talk about what it means to invest in children. Speakers will focus on the need for more support for quality early care, as well as health and education s

PHOTO: AARP National Spelling Bee 2012 winner Michael Petrina, Jr., of Arlington, Va., competing in the written round.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The word "rhyzoctonia" describes a type of imperfect fungi - and it's one that a retired attorney from Virginia is likely always to remember. Michael Petrina, Jr., of Arlington, Va., spelled that word correctly and took home the top prize in the AARP National Spelling Bee in Cheye

PHOTO: David Bergin, Pueblo, Colo.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – People from all over the country are in Cheyenne today (Friday), to compete in this weekend's AARP National Spelling Bee. Some have tried for the grand prize several times, while others are new to the competition. David and Cathy Bergin from Pueblo, Colorado, are here - and D

PHOTO: Jennifer Brock, Allentown, Penn.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The word lists are being polished up in preparation for the AARP National Spelling Bee, to be held Aug. 10-11 in Cheyenne. Spellers from all over the nation already have signed up, and anyone age 50 and older is welcome to compete. One of this year's contestants, Jennifer Brock of

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Preparations are under way for the AARP National Spelling Bee in Cheyenne. The annual competition for spellers age 50 and older is set for August 10 and 11. The bee begins with a 100-word written test, which narrows the field to the top 15 spellers; they advance to the oral round.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Old brains can be taught new tricks. That's one of the positive messages being highlighted in a Wyoming PBS documentary airing Thursday night, which will be followed by a call-in show titled "The Surprising Life of the Grown-Up Brain." New research shows that old brains can be taug

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