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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - WY: Civic Engagement

Lander WY – Many of those running for office in the fall election will win only because they are unopposed. In the 2006 state Senate primaries, 11 of 15 Republican, and 12 of 15 Democratic slots were uncontested. In the House, 44 of 60 Republican and 55 of 60 Democratic primaries had single ca

Jackson, WY – Women's wisdom will shine a new light on tough state issues in Wyoming this weekend, when the first annual "Women's Conference on Sustainability" takes place in Jackson Hole. It's an event that brings women together from around the state to discuss ways to improve the health of t

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming may soon cross the digital divide when it comes to tracking campaign finances. A legislative committee is looking today at requiring candidates to file donation information online, instead of the paper documents that are now difficult for the public to access. Dan Neal

Clark, WY – Congress has recently started scrutinizing oil and gas industry exemptions from federal laws designed to protect people from exposure to toxic substances, and a Wyomingite recently attended the Heartland Presidential Forum in Iowa, where she got a chance to ask presidential candida

Cheyenne, WY – Ask a presidential candidate a question about an issue and it's not likely they will answer, according to a new report released today by Project Vote Smart. All 202 candidates running for president were sent a list of voter questions, and about 60 percent refused to answer, incl

Wyomingites with money have found a way to get around the state's campaign finance laws, according to a new analysis from the Equality State Policy Center. Dan Neal with the Center says at least one person donated more than $11,000 to a candidate in Natrona County by creating a Political Action Com

The Wyoming House of Representatives is deciding today whether to put its votes on the record when they are related to spending and/or taxes. The state Senate already does that, but there's some reluctance in the House, mainly because of the time it would take for such roll call votes. It's somethin

Cheyenne, WY - You may have voted for them -- but have you ever met them? 'Don't be a stranger' is the message from Wyoming's state legislators as they gear up for the next session. Darci Jones, with the group Wyoming Conservation Voters, says many lawmakers are sponsoring informal, meet-and-greet s

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