Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - WY: Civic Engagement

In 2019, the state Legislature increased funding for Wyoming Senior Centers by $225,000. (Knox County Gov/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Some 74,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming provide an estimated 62 million hours of care each year, valued at $980 million, according to AARP's latest Valuing the Invaluable report. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says caregivers are a crucial component of the hea

Between 2008 and 2017, more than half of U.S. coal mines closed operations, and dropping costs for renewables make coal a less attractive energy source. (Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Murray Energy recently became the fifth coal company this year to file for bankruptcy, and Ann Eisenberg, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, maintains it's past time to have a conversation about creating what has been called a just trans

Critics of the death penalty say costs to taxpayers can increase by as much as 10 times the cost of seeking a sentence of life in prison without the possibility for parole. (Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This week more than 250 conservatives, from Wyoming and 43 other states – including Republican state Representative Jared Olsen of Cheyenne – signed a statement calling for an end to the death penalty. The move comes as the Trump administration plans to resume fed

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has funded projects across Wyoming, including Glendo State Park. (Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups are pressing Congress to make good on promises to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which taps a portion of offshore drilling fees to ensure recreational access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities on public lands. Jayson O'Nei

Two-thirds of North America’s birds are threatened with extinction, including Wyoming's White-winged Crossbill, if average global temperatures rise above 2 degrees Celsius. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Trumpeter swans, great grey owls, red headed woodpeckers and 22 other bird species in Wyoming all are at risk of extinction if the world's average temperatures rise about 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new National Audubon Society report. Aliso

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

1 of 15 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »