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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - WY: Children's

Currently, only 8% of Wyoming families can afford infant care, according to federal affordability standards. (Pixnio)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new Economic Policy Institute report shows how hard it is for Wyoming families to pay for early child care and education for one child, let alone two. Zane Mokhiber, a data analyst at the Institute, says most people don't think of infant care as a particular cost burden, w

If a federal court repeals the Affordable Care Act, veterans would lose coverage in part because Veterans Administration hospitals couldn't meet demand. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – If federal judges overturn the Affordable Care Act, more military veterans would lose their health insurance than the total number of service personnel currently serving in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined. By 2026, 690,000 veterans would become completely uninsured,

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

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

A $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase is projected to generate over $20 million in new state revenue, and save Wyoming nearly $100 million in health-care costs. (Lindsay Fox/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – State lawmakers are set to meet this week to review a proposal to raise tobacco taxes, including a $1-per-pack hike for cigarettes. Tobacco use is widely viewed as the leading cause of preventable death in Wyoming, according to the American Cancer Society, and smoking causes

Casper's Tuesday summer market includes a two-bites club for children. If they take two bites of that week's fruit or vegetable, they earn money to spend with local vendors. (Pixabay)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Food For Thought Summer Market at David Street Station in downtown Casper is starting to swell as the season's peak harvest draws near, and a new program is putting locally grown produce onto even more Wyoming dinner tables. Cassandra Baker, associate director of the Wyomi

Despite cuts to public education, recent scores rank Wyoming's fourth graders best in the nation for math, and all students above the national average in other areas. (Getty Images)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Public education supporters in Wyoming are keeping a close eye on the latest teachers' action, this time a "walk-in" yesterday in Arizona where educators, along with parents and community members, marched into schools calling for a 20 percent raise and a boost in education spe

According to analysis from the Trump administration, the Clean Power Plan could prevent as many as 4,500 premature deaths each year by 2030. (Pixabay)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is in coal country today to meet with industry leaders, but he opted not to attend the final listening session where the public weighs in on his proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Tuesday's event at Gillette College drew hundreds of people, in

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