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New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh; and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

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2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - WY: Poverty

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

In the 1980s, just 1-in-3 retired households were financially insecure, compared with nearly 1-in-2 today. (401kcalculator/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fewer employers offering pensions, a lack of retirement savings, higher health costs and longer life expectancy is putting the dream of a secure retirement out of reach for millions of Americans. Sarah Gill is senior legislative representative for AARP. She said the average

On average, school districts spend $21,000 to recruit and train a new teacher, but four years after graduation, only 10 percent who enter the profession are still in the classroom. (Woodleywonderworks/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report puts a spotlight on the economic stress facing people who choose a career in teaching. Emma Garcia, the report's co-author and economist with the Economic Policy Institute, says 59% of teachers nationwide turn to "moonlighting" or side jobs to supplement their in

Studies spanning more than 30 years, covering virtually every state that uses capital punishment, have found that race is a significant factor in death penalty cases. (Giftedhands/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Dozens of Wyoming residents, civic and faith leaders have launched the Wyoming Campaign to End the Death Penalty in the 2020 legislative session. Sabrina King, director of campaigns for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, says repealing the death penalty will help

In Casper, workers must earn at least $16 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Residents of Fremont, Calif., must earn a six-figure salary to rent a median-priced one-bedroom apartment. (Blue Diamond Gallery)

CASPER, Wyo. — Rents are on the rise in Wyoming and across the nation, according to a new report from Apartment List. Almost half of renting households nationally spend more than 30 percent of their gross income on rent, qualifying them as "cost burdened" by the U.S. Department of Housing an

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

SF 144, which would require Medicaid recipients to work in order to continue coverage, needs a hearing in the Wyoming House of Representatives' Committee of the Whole by Feb. 21 in order to advance. (U.S. Navy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Proponents of a bill to add work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Wyoming believe the measure will be as successful as similar requirements for people who have left prison and food-stamp recipients. As the measure makes its way through the Legislature, Chris Merrill, ex

Research suggests that workers are 15 times more likely to save for retirement if it happens through automatic deductions at work. (Pixabay)

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming is moving forward with efforts to make sure all workers have access to a retirement plan through their jobs. State Sen. Jim Anderson, R-Glenwood, leads a task force exploring options to help workers put a small portion of each paycheck toward a retirement fund. He said

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