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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - WY: Consumer

Yellowstone National Park needs more than $563 million in backlogged maintenance and repairs, including segments of boardwalks near geothermal sites. (Pixabay)

CANYON VILLAGE, Wyo. – The U.S. House and Senate are set to consider legislation that would direct royalties from energy development on federal lands and waters to address a $12 billion backlog in deferred maintenance in national parks. Phil Francis, chair of The Coalition to Protect America

Since 2008, vehicles have killed 45 moose along Wyoming Highway 390. (John J. Mosesso/Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Teton County commissioners and Jackson Town Council members heard public testimony earlier this week about what should be done to stop the deaths of moose and other wildlife, especially at the intersection of the Teton Pass Highway and Highway 22 along the Snake River corr

There are 66,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming providing care to a loved one or neighbor at no cost. This translates into 62 million hours of care and $817 million per year. (Myfuture/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Tapping years of customer service experience, the Wyoming Department of Health's new director Mike Ceballos is going directly to state residents to learn what's working and where improvements are needed. The agency kicked off a series of listening sessions last month in Whea

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

AARP's 38 million members across the country are taking on the drug companies over high drug costs with TV, digital and radio advertising, grassroots action, social media and events. (USAF)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – AARP has launched a federal and state level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says the cost of health insurance in Wyoming ranks in the top five nationally, largely as a result of rising drug prices. The averag

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

Wyoming currently spends $138 million per year for long-term care costs, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As Wyoming lawmakers work to create a state budget with smaller revenues from oil and gas production, advocates for people 50 and over are making the case that up-front investments in home and community-based services for aging residents will save the state millions in nursing

Federal scientists use radio-telemetry collars, such as the one on this elk, to monitor characteristics of healthy herds. (National Park Service)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – As snow returns to Wyoming's mountain regions, elk are beginning their annual migration toward winter ranges. But some elk in the western part of the state will have to work for their meals after a recent U.S. district court revoked a long-term deal for a state-run feedi

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