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PNS Daily News - May 22, 2017 


Today’s news highlights several issues: a new era in U.S. – Arab relations? The Catholic church commits to major fossil fuel divestment before G-7 meetings. And some farmers are accused of using immigration threats to discourage legal claims.

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Public News Service - WY: Housing/Homelessness

The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has taken up the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' challenge to help feed hungry families. (Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless has joined the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens' "Plant a Row for the Hungry" campaign. Volunteers got their hands dirty yesterday planting beans, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes. Rachel Bennett, the Coalition's volunteer director, says the project

Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in less green areas, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than women living in less green areas, according to new researchfunded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bonnie Joubert Ph.D.,

A new report shows counties in Wyoming with more public lands, such as Devils Tower National Monument in Crook County, fare better than counties with less. (Colin Faulkingham/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In the wake of state and congressional efforts to hand over national lands to states, a new study shows rural counties in Wyoming with more federal lands do better than counties with less. While some parts of the West are struggling, said report author Megan Lawson of Headwaters Ec

PHOTO: There's a warning about a new kind of refugee crisis  one connected to a changing climate. The stories about how climate-related disasters have, and are, displacing people around the world are featured in a new film that was shown in Jackson last night. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

JACKSON, Wyo. - There's a warning about a new kind of refugee crisis - one connected to a changing climate. Stories about how climate-related disasters are displacing people around the world are featured in a new film that was shown in Jackson on Sunday. The documentary comes from Refugees Internati

PHOTO: Volunteers working on a home last year for the National Day of Service. Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A dozen houses are being upgraded all at once Saturday in Cheyenne. The entire block will receive weatherization, safety improvements and new landscaping as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, to mark the September 11 anniversary. Josh Nicholas, executive director

Laramie, WY - Attorneys throughout the state are marking the first-ever National Pro Bono Celebration week, organized to heighten awareness of what is often called the "justice gap," in which 50 million people across the country can't afford legal help for civil court issues. The Celebration will re

Cheyenne, WY – There goes the neighborhood, literally. Near the historic Governor's Mansion in Cheyenne, two vintage homes have been moved and others could join them. It's land that has been eyed for development, and some fear that could mean new buildings that don't match the surrounding neig

Cheyenne, WY – Winter heating bills are expected to be 40 to 80 percent higher this season, according to Wyoming Family Services. However, it looks like more people in the state will be able to get help paying them. The state has raised the income limits for qualifying families for its Low In

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