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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2017 


On today's rundown: Members of Trump’s cabinet meet with Mexican officials days after a new deportation order; Protests are planned in the wake Trump’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students; And more Americans are divesting from big banks.

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Public News Service - WY: Early Childhood Education

Wyoming students would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Students across the nation would benefit from stronger physical-education requirements, but most states are dropping the ball on keeping kids active, according to a new report from Voices for Healthy Kids. Dr. Stephen Daniels, an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow, said PE progr

A new report criticizes Wyoming's policy for solitary confinement of juveniles. markrhiggins/iStock

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Wyoming is one of 10 states that allows indefinite solitary confinement for children in the juvenile-justice system, according to a new report from the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest. Researchers with the pro-bono arm of the law firm Lowenstein and Sandler also found Wyo

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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

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

CASPER, Wyo. - What happens in Washington, D.C., doesn't stay in D.C. It travels to states, towns and neighborhoods, according to Dan Neal with the Equality State Policy Center. He recently visited with the state's congressional delegation about federal budget cuts that have been placed on the tab

MOUNTAIN VIEW and EVANSTON, Wyo. - Children take center stage for the state's annual "Step up for Wyoming Kids Week" through Saturday. Carnivals, candidate forums and information fairs are on tap - focusing on how decisions made by elected leaders affect kids, whether in the classroom or the justice

STATEWIDE - It's all about kids this week in Wyoming, and some of the statistics concerning children in Wyoming are grim. More than 11,000 youngsters lack health insurance, a quarter do not graduate from high school, and child care options are scarce in many areas. These are some of the facts bein

Laramie, WY – Wyoming's children have been counted, and there are thousands less than there used to be. According to the new "Kids Count Data Book," which also tracks behaviors, health, and economic standings, the youngsters of the Equality State are not always as healthy, physically or econom

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