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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - WY: Toxics

PHOTO: Amber Wilson, Environmental Quality Coordinator at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, says those affected by drinking water pollution east of Pavillion need assurances from the state, as it picks up the pollution investigation. Photo courtesy of WOC

LANDER, Wyo. - The "now what?" and "what next?" questions have been floating around since Gov. Matt Mead announced that the state will be in charge of the next phases of investigation about potential drinking-water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," east of Pavillion. Mead ann

PHOTO: Paintbrush Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is a case study in a new report that highlights risks to national parks because of hydraulic fracturing. Photo credit: Sarah Zenner, NPS

MOOSE, Wyo. – Tread carefully when it comes to Grand Teton National Park. That's the gist of a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at how the hydraulic fracturing boom is creeping closer to park boundaries. Sharon Mader is the Grand Teton program manager

PHOTO: Lawn darts made the list of the

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A blowtorch, asbestos and uranium. Children's toys with those features or ingredients are on a new list of the "10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time" from the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The accompanying report notes that the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls mill

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming is home to two critters listed on a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition that details 10 species in jeopardy because of fossil fuel development. The greater sage grouse and Wyoming pocket gopher made the list because roads, vehicles and pipelines have fragmented th

CASPER, Wyo. - Public health, energy policy and the environment were voted on specifically more than 20 times when the U.S. House recently approved a new spending bill, according to a new scorecard from the national League of Conservation Voters. Votes on specific issues were tracked, and because th

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Almost 5 million toys have been recalled this year, yet danger still lurks on toy shelves in Wyoming, as holiday shoppers fill their carts this week. This year's "10 Worst Toys" report from World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) finds it has been an active year for toy recalls, wit

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

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