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PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 


Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 


The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - WY: Youth

Research shows that youth and young adults who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use other tobacco products, including traditional cigarettes. (NeedPix)

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming teens' rising use of e-cigarettes, a relatively new nicotine delivery system also known as vaping, was the central topic at a gathering of health advocates, experts and lawmakers in Casper this week. Vaping has come under increased scrutiny after several deaths were li

New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that overall tobacco use among teens is on the rise, largely due to growing e-cigarette use. (TBEC Review/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Monday, Cheyenne's city council is expected to vote on a measure that would add e-cigarettes to the city's smoke-free ordinance. Jason Mincer, Wyoming government relations director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, calls e-cigarettes the tobacco indu

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

Canceling all student loan debt could create more than half of all the jobs created after the Great Recession between 2010 and 2015. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.4 trillion. That's greater than all credit card debt and also eclipses all motor vehicle loans. Researchers at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College say canceling that debt would be a major boost to the economy. Stephan

While older Americans may lead more solitary lives, researchers have found that loneliness is highest among teenagers and young adults. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Many people associate the holidays with warm and positive feelings, but for others, it can be a lonely and difficult time. An AARP Foundation survey found that 31 percent of adults 18 and older say they have felt lonely during the holiday season in the past five years, and 4

Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, a new survey shows. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation's middle and high schools can still be described as "hostile environments," according to a new survey by the Gay Lesbian and Stra

Mid-August means summer vacation must soon make way for early mornings, classrooms and homework. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Mid-August means late nights and lazy mornings – and endless hours playing Pokemon. But all that must soon make way for early mornings, classrooms and homework. Stephanie Marcy, a psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, says back-to-school doesn't have to soun

The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force with events at Grand Teton National Park. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force, complete with Talks and Tamales at Grand Teton National Park and three days of paddling on Lake Jackson. Maite Arce president and chief executive of the Hispanic Access Foundation said the goal is to get more L

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