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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today and Northeast over the weekend. Also, on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog to Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - WY: Toxics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming parents are being encouraged to do some detective work and check their homes for toys marketed under the name of the "CSI" television series. Two children's detective kits have been found to be contaminated with asbestos. The toy manufacturer, Planet Toys, has settled

Laramie, WY – Just because a playground is open to children in Wyoming doesn't mean federal safety standards have been met. A new report from the Center for Justice and Democracy points that out as President Bush is expected to sign new child safety legislation. The group's Joanne Doroshow say

Cheyenne, WY – Leave no toy untested. That's the call from consumer watchdogs, in Wyoming and elsewhere in the nation, light of the more than 20 million toys recalled recently for safety reasons. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission takes

Sheridan, WY – The "new generation gold rush" in Wyoming isn't for gold, but uranium. At least one company is already planning to cash in on rising uranium prices with new mines to extract the naturally-occurring, radioactive material in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado. Shannon Anderson,

Pavillion, WY – Inquiring minds in Pavillion want to know: how many new gas wells are being proposed for the area? And how does the company doing the drilling intend to protect the health and safety of people who live there? The rumor mill in the town has been working overtime, churning out st

Cheyenne, WY – Perhaps the oil and gas industry should follow the same environmental rules as other businesses. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is taking a closer look at public health concerns related to accelerated drilling activity, in Wyoming and other states. T

Cheyenne, WY – Gold and uranium may soon no longer be "free for the taking" on public land in Wyoming. Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act," an update of the nation's 135-year-old General Mining Law. Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Campaign for Responsi

A scientist who consults the petroleum industry has taken a look at the methane seeps along the Atlantic Rim in Wyoming's Red Desert, and he says they're the biggest he's ever seen. Geochemist Walt Merschat says it means the state is losing thousands of dollars a day. He notes methane is also a glo

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