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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - WY: Youth

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CASPER, Wyo. – Casper continues a tradition Tuesday proclaiming Oct. 15 as Step up for Kids Day. It's the sixth year the city has set aside a day to talk about what Wyoming's children need to navigate the road to success. Jeralee Salmon, Casper community coordinator for Circles Wyoming, is o

PHOTO: McDonald's taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. One analysis shows Wyomingites need about $61,000 a year for a family of four to cover basic expenses. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CASPER, Wyo. – McDonald’s is taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. It's a budget that makes unrealistic assumptions, according to Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality State Policy Center. It adds money for a second job and doesn'

PHOTO: There's a workshop today in Riverton to discussion the possibility of raising Wyoming's minimum wage from $5.15/hr. to $10.10/hr by 2015. Photo credit: Fotolia through Microsoft Images

RIVERTON, Wyo. – The mantra is 10-10 by 2015. The Equality State Policy Center and the Wyoming Women's Foundation are holding a workshop today in Riverton to discuss raising the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in just a couple of years. It's currently $5.15 an hour, although most emp

PHOTO: There's been a big drop nationwide in the number of youth behind bars, but Wyoming still jails young people at the second-highest rate in the nation. Photo courtesy of AECF.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The "lock 'em up" approach to juvenile crime is becoming a thing of the past nationally. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows a big drop in the number of youths behind bars - and, at the same time, juvenile crime rates also are down. Wyoming saw a 12 perce

GRAPHIC: About 100 Wyomingites are hitting the Capitol with a flash mob today to draw attention to violence against women. It's part of an international day of action called One Billion Rising.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Valentine's Day flash mob is hitting Cheyenne today. About 100 people will dance at the Depot Plaza and then march to the Capitol for a rally. The events are part of One Billion Rising, an international movement calling for an end to the culture of violence against women. Shelly

PHOTO: Children's risk of being hit by a car on Halloween is double that of any other time of year. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Ghosts, goblins and zombies aren't the scariest things for Wyoming children this Halloween. Neither is the remote possibility that candy is poisoned. According to an analysis from State Farm Insurance, the biggest safety risk for youngsters is being hit by a car. Children are twic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Checking the list twice isn't just for Santa. It's advice for parents and others giving presents to kids. Because of toy-related accidents, more than 140,000 children across the country wound up in emergency rooms last year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and 1

CASPER, Wyo. - Good nutrition, mentoring, and high-quality child care in the early years: those are some of the topics for the fourth annual "Step Up for Kids Day" in Casper Tuesday. The mayor will proclaim the day, as experts gather to talk about ways to help set kids on the road to success as adul

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