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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - WY: Alcohol and Drug Abuse 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

PHOTO: Ed Wigg, licensed therapist and Executive Director at the Curran-Seeley Foundation in Jackson says addiction treatment is a team effort - whether it be for prescription painkillers, illegal drugs or alcohol.

JACKSON, Wyo. – It's been a few weeks since Wyomingites started listing their New Year's resolutions. So how are they sticking? One study shows less than 40 percent stick to their goals, and if an addiction is on the list – the success rate is usually even lower. Ed Wigg is executive

GRAPHIC:  A listing of clinics, as well as substance abuse treatment centers in each county, is at WyomingWellness.com.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The school shootings in Connecticut have sparked a national dialogue about the availability of mental health care. Even though Wyoming is a frontier state, there is a mental health clinic in every county. Peak Wellness Center executive director Dr. David Birney says holiday stress

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