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PNS Daily News - October 11, 2019 


Energy Secretary Rick Perry is handed a subpoena in the impeachment inquiry; and the Trump administration approves drug testing as a condition for unemployment benefits.

2020Talks - October 11, 2019 


Nine candidates addressed LGBTQ issues last night, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay top-tier presidential primary candidate.

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Public News Service - WY: Civic Engagement

Wyoming has the eighth-best solar resources among 50 states but is ranked 43rd in solar jobs per capita, according to the Solar Foundation. (Pixabay)

JACKSON, Wyo. – Wyoming lawmakers are considering a measure that would increase utility bills for individuals and businesses with solar panels who sometimes get power from the grid, mainly when the sun isn't shining. Since solar users don't use as much energy as do other customers, proponent

Two Naughton power plant units near Kemmerer would retire four years ahead of schedule in one version of PacifiCorp's long-term power plan. (Born1945/Flickr)

KEMMERER, Wyo. - Cheaper renewable energy and storage, along with early retirement of coal-fired units in Wyoming and Utah, could save utility customers in Wyoming and five other western states upwards of $500 million over 20 years, according to a recent analysis by PacifiCorp. The power company's

AARP Wyoming's Movies for Grownups series, which seeks to fight social isolation in people age 50 and older, kicks off Oct. 3 with

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In the build-up to National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28, the AARP Foundation is encouraging all Americans to make a point to say hello and connect with adults age 50 and older in their communities. Lisa Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation, says many older people are

In 2018, visitors spent more than $20 billion in gateway regions near U.S. national parks, helping to support almost 330,000 jobs. (National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A new poll finds 82% of registered voters say they want Congress to pass legislation to address nearly $12 billion in overdue repairs at national parks and monuments. Chris Brown, executive director of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, said repairs are especial

Coal ash is what's left after burning coal for electricity production, and is typically stored in open air, often unlined slurries. (Richard Webb)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – The deadline for public comments on PacifiCorp's plans to mitigate toxic leaks from coal ash ponds at power plants in Wyoming is Aug. 26, and environmental groups are urging people to put their opinions on record. Coal ash is the byproduct of coal burned for generating elect

More than half of the Trump administration's trade war bailouts for farmers went to just one tenth of the program's recipients. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Farm subsidies meant to offset the impacts of the Trump administration's trade war have been swept up by the nation's largest farms, according to new analysis by the Environmental Working Group. Don Carr, a senior adviser with the group, says the bottom 80% of farmers with s

Immigrants, even those under deportation orders, do not have to allow ICE to enter the home without a warrant signed by a judge. The U.S. Constitution's 4th Amendment protects anyone in the country, regardless of immigration status, against illegal searches and seizures. (Pixabay)

CASPER, Wyo. – Arrests and deportations of immigrants by ICE agents are on the rise, and the Wyoming Rapid Response Network is looking for more volunteers to help families understand their rights and to connect with attorneys and other resources. This Saturday, the network is offering free t

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

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