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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - WY: Smoking Prevention

Each year, studies show, 300 kids in Wyoming start smoking. At current rates, 12,000 kids in the state alive today are expected to die prematurely from a tobacco-related illness. (Vborodinova/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 43, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1. Jason Mincer, the group's Wyoming government relations director, said bringin

Jackson Hole, WY – The challenge against a new rule requiring Teton County businesses to be no-smoking zones indoors could soon be decided by the courts. The Teton County Board of Health has been sued by a local bar and the Wyoming Trucking Association, which allege the health board oversteppe

Cheyenne, WY – A smoke-free bill that would have banned indoor smoking in public places to protect public health has run out of time, even if legislators were to get back the extra hour Daylight Savings eliminated Sunday morning. HB 31 has no chance of resuscitation before the session ended, a

Cheyenne, WY – An indoor public place smoking ban in Colorado is being cited as proof that Wyoming should take a serious look at the issue. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of heart attacks three years after Pueblo's ban shows a more-than 40-percent reduction in hospitalized

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