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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - WY: Civil Rights

PHOTO: Marcia Shanor, executive director of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, encourages Wyomingites to attend a

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Phone calls, paperwork and follow-up were some of the details covered at a workshop held Tuesday night to help Wyomingites understand workers' rights. The "Know Your Rights Workshop" in Rock Springs was one of several planned to help folks understand that there are resources av

PHOTO: University of Wyoming College of Law students will practice selecting juries this Saturday, and volunteer

LARAMIE, Wyo. - It's often called the most important part of a trial, whether civil or criminal, and yet it's not always taught in law school. That's why there's a jury selection training and competition this Saturday, Oct. 5. It's a practice session for University of Wyoming College of Law students

PHOTO: There's a free screening of the documentary,

LARAMIE, Wyo. - An extra-hot cup of coffee can provide a lesson about how Wyoming selects its judges. That's the motive as the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association offers a free screening of the documentary, "Hot Coffee," on June 20, as part of its annual convention. The film is about the McDonald's

CASPER, Wyo. – Changing a word or two can make a big difference in a law. Workers' rights groups say a bill that started out dealing with denying unemployment benefits to workers fired for willful misconduct ended up being a bill that means workers could be fired and denied benefits for just

PHOTO: Collage of voir dire workshop instructors. Photo credit: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Most people called for jury duty never make it to the jury box. They're filtered out through lotteries. However, if you're curious about how it all works behind the scenes, there's an opportunity Saturday in Laramie: The annual University of Wyoming College of Law voir dire competiti

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyomingites can get a behind-the-scenes peek at the court system this weekend by serving on a jury. Volunteers are needed for the fourth annual University of Wyoming College of Law voir dire competition, when the next generation of lawyers will hone their skills in selecting juries f

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new documentary aims to put to rest the long-running rumors about the McDonald's "hot-coffee case" and traces how misinformation about the case was used in a campaign to limit consumer lawsuits. Nearly 20 years ago, Wyoming media was abuzz over the case, in which an elderly woman

LANDER, Wyo. - The Fremont County Commission meets Tuesday, and the latest developments in the federal case concerning voting rights for Native Americans are expected to be a topic of discussion. A year ago, a federal judge said the county was diluting the Native American vote with its "at-large" sy

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