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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - WY: Housing/Homelessness

Wyoming residents are helping neighbors most at risk for COVID-10 by delivering groceries and shoveling springtime snow. (Oddharmonic/Flickr)

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming residents are responding to life under the COVID-19 pandemic by stepping up to help neighbors, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Micah Richardson with the Wyoming Community Foundation says it's important to help the state's nonprofit groups continue to provide

Wyoming's retired firefighters, teachers and other public sector workers have lost an estimated 21% of their spending power since the last pension inflation adjustment in 2008. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The cost of health care, groceries and housing has increased dramatically since 2008, the last time Wyoming's retired public employees saw an inflation adjustment in their monthly pension checks, and many are having trouble keeping up. Last week, Wyoming lawmakers passed House Bi

In Casper, workers must earn at least $16 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Residents of Fremont, Calif., must earn a six-figure salary to rent a median-priced one-bedroom apartment. (Blue Diamond Gallery)

CASPER, Wyo. — Rents are on the rise in Wyoming and across the nation, according to a new report from Apartment List. Almost half of renting households nationally spend more than 30 percent of their gross income on rent, qualifying them as "cost burdened" by the U.S. Department of Housing an

The 2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging will outline strategies, including exercise, for managing chronic health conditions. (USAF)

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Conference on Aging, a three-day event set to kick off Oct. 2 in Laramie, aims to be a one stop shop for the latest information on a variety of topics important to older adults, and the professionals, family and friends in their lives. Catherine Carrico, associat

The last time a median-income earner could afford a median-priced home in Jackson was in the mid-1980s. (Jan Kronsell)

JACKSON, Wyo. – Jackson and Teton County officials are set to meet this afternoon, and their decision on the future of commercial and affordable housing could determine how many people who work in the tourist town at the gateway to Grand Teton National Park get to live in town. County commi

The city of Jackson is working on becoming an

CASPER, Wyo. – A new online tool launched by AARP allows anyone to see how their community stacks up against others in Wyoming and across the nation on its "livability" score. The index is available online at www.aarp.org/livabilityindex, and when you enter your location, the site crunches a l

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has taken up the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' challenge to help feed hungry families. (Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has joined the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' "Plant a Row for the Hungry" campaign. Volunteers got their hands dirty yesterday planting beans, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes. Rachel Bennett, the Coalition's volunteer director, says the project

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.,

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