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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

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

Cheyenne, WY - The "Ghost of Christmas Past" is haunting the man who puts together the annual holiday list of "Ten Worst Toys." Attorney James Swartz says this year's list is surprisingly similar to what he's compiled in previous years, including some toys that have been recalled because of safety i

Cheyenne, WY - Gold prices have spurred another gold rush in the West, with mines and mine expansions proposed for Wyoming. But there's a new warning that "gold fever" can cause pollution problems for hundreds of years. A new report finds that the hard rock mining industry always promises water will

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