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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - WY: Civic Engagement

Studies spanning more than 30 years, covering virtually every state that uses capital punishment, have found that race is a significant factor in death penalty cases. (Giftedhands/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Dozens of Wyoming residents, civic and faith leaders have launched the Wyoming Campaign to End the Death Penalty in the 2020 legislative session. Sabrina King, director of campaigns for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, says repealing the death penalty will help

In Casper, workers must earn at least $16 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Residents of Fremont, Calif., must earn a six-figure salary to rent a median-priced one-bedroom apartment. (Blue Diamond Gallery)

CASPER, Wyo. — Rents are on the rise in Wyoming and across the nation, according to a new report from Apartment List. Almost half of renting households nationally spend more than 30 percent of their gross income on rent, qualifying them as "cost burdened" by the U.S. Department of Housing an

Nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from farms currently is the single largest source of pollution in U.S. waterways. (USDA)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Time is running out for public comments on a federal proposal to lift pollution controls on certain smaller streams and bodies of water, including thousands of miles of Wyoming waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency says Clean Water Act protection should no longer ap

AARP's 38 million members across the country are taking on the drug companies over high drug costs with TV, digital and radio advertising, grassroots action, social media and events. (USAF)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – AARP has launched a federal and state level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says the cost of health insurance in Wyoming ranks in the top five nationally, largely as a result of rising drug prices. The averag

Just 29 percent of parents in Wyoming read to their babies every day, compared with the national average of 38.2 percent. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming ranks toward the bottom nationally for early-childhood health and development, according to a new report measuring 60 indicators that affect the well-being of babies and toddlers up to age three. Myra Jones-Taylor, chief policy officer for the group Zero to Three, sai

To overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, 38 states would need to ratify a measure recently introduced in Congress in order to become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Public Domain Pictures)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – It’s been nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United ruling, which affirmed the rights of corporations to spend unlimited funds to influence elections. Last week, Wyoming State Sen. Jeff Wasserburger (R-Gillette), a Republican, introduced a

A watchdog group discovered that proposed changes to the 11-state Greater Sage Grouse Management Plan closely mirrored requests by an oil and gas industry group, with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. (Max Pixel)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Department of the Interior has taken steps to restrict public-records requests allowed through the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal would allow the agency to deny requests that it deems "burdensome" or "vague," and officials at the agency say it's necessary because

Peace organizations are working to restore Armistice Day, which was renamed Veterans day in 1954, as a day for celebrating peace. (Tim Pierce/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – President Donald Trump is set to be in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I. Adam Hochschild wrote an award-winning book on what was then called 'The War to End All Wars,' a conflict that killed more

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