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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

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

Since 2008, vehicles have killed 45 moose along Wyoming Highway 390. (John J. Mosesso/Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Teton County commissioners and Jackson Town Council members heard public testimony earlier this week about what should be done to stop the deaths of moose and other wildlife, especially at the intersection of the Teton Pass Highway and Highway 22 along the Snake River corr

Many pollinator species have migration routes that cover hundreds and even thousands of miles. (Publicdomainpictures)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming's first public Habitat Hero Demonstration Garden, a converted stretch of lawn in front of the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities building, officially launched this week. Organizers hope the blossoming flowers, strawberries and drought-resistant plants and grasses wil

There are 66,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming providing care to a loved one or neighbor at no cost. This translates into 62 million hours of care and $817 million per year. (Myfuture/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Tapping years of customer service experience, the Wyoming Department of Health's new director Mike Ceballos is going directly to state residents to learn what's working and where improvements are needed. The agency kicked off a series of listening sessions last month in Whea

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