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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2020 


South Korea raises to highest alert after jump in coronavirus cases. New York aims to speed process for renewable projects.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - WY: Social Justice

Between 2008 and 2017, more than half of U.S. coal mines closed operations, and dropping costs for renewables make coal a less attractive energy source. (Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Murray Energy recently became the fifth coal company this year to file for bankruptcy, and Ann Eisenberg, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, maintains it's past time to have a conversation about creating what has been called a just trans

Critics of the death penalty say costs to taxpayers can increase by as much as 10 times the cost of seeking a sentence of life in prison without the possibility for parole. (Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This week more than 250 conservatives, from Wyoming and 43 other states – including Republican state Representative Jared Olsen of Cheyenne – signed a statement calling for an end to the death penalty. The move comes as the Trump administration plans to resume fed

Studies spanning more than 30 years, covering virtually every state that uses capital punishment, have found that race is a significant factor in death penalty cases. (Giftedhands/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Dozens of Wyoming residents, civic and faith leaders have launched the Wyoming Campaign to End the Death Penalty in the 2020 legislative session. Sabrina King, director of campaigns for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, says repealing the death penalty will help

SF 144, which would require Medicaid recipients to work in order to continue coverage, needs a hearing in the Wyoming House of Representatives' Committee of the Whole by Feb. 21 in order to advance. (U.S. Navy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Proponents of a bill to add work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Wyoming believe the measure will be as successful as similar requirements for people who have left prison and food-stamp recipients. As the measure makes its way through the Legislature, Chris Merrill, ex

To overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, 38 states would need to ratify a measure recently introduced in Congress in order to become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Public Domain Pictures)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – It’s been nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United ruling, which affirmed the rights of corporations to spend unlimited funds to influence elections. Last week, Wyoming State Sen. Jeff Wasserburger (R-Gillette), a Republican, introduced a

If the United States were to achieve economic gender parity, research shows it could add $1.75 trillion to its gross domestic product. (US Air Force)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Sunday marks Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. And according to a new report from the personal finance website WalletHub, equality between the sexes is still pretty far off. While women

Residents of Evanston say the proposal to build a private immigrant detention center in town has cast a dark cloud over the community. (Ken Lund)

EVANSTON, Wyo. — As Uinta County officials push for a new private immigrant detention center based in Evanston, residents have become increasingly polarized. Lubia Olivas, who has lived in the area for more than 30 years, said racially charged comments are now made out in the open in a commu

More than 17 million people live within a mile of an active oil or gas well, including more than 2 million children and elderly people - groups especially vulnerable to air pollution and contaminated water. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Physicians' groups are sounding the alarm on the health risks posed by hydraulic fracturing, and have published a compendium of scientific evidence that they say confirms the damage caused by fracking operations. Joel Minor, associate attorney with the group Earthjustice, sa

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