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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2019 


Poll finds people paying attention to impeachment, but hearings aren't changing minds; votes on bills that would protect California wilderness, which supporters say would reduce wildfire risk; and child well-being in the courts, in foster care, and in the Census count.

2020Talks - November 20, 2019 


Tonight, 10 candidates will face off at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. Also, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring trans and gender non-conforming people who have been killed this year.

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Public News Service - WY: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that overall tobacco use among teens is on the rise, largely due to growing e-cigarette use. (TBEC Review/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Monday, Cheyenne's city council is expected to vote on a measure that would add e-cigarettes to the city's smoke-free ordinance. Jason Mincer, Wyoming government relations director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, calls e-cigarettes the tobacco indu

Residents in a Casper neighborhood make a race out of mowing each other's lawns in the summer, and removing snow in winter. (Pixabay)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Big Tree neighborhood on South Chestnut Street in Casper is one of 50 finalists in a national crowdsourced search for the Nicest Place in America. Jeremy Greenfield, a senior editor with Reader's Digest, which is behind the effort, says in an era of cultural and political

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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