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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2018 


While school shooting survivors demand stricter gun control measures some teachers are talking about their own walkout; Republicans vow to keep fighting the new district map in Pennsylvania; and from the West Coast - a health care group slams Trump's "skinny" insurance plans.

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Public News Service - WY: Livable Wages/Working Families

People are encouraged to leave nonperishable foods next to their mailbox this coming Saturday. (USPS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Mark your calendar and start putting aside nonperishable food items. This Saturday, U.S. postal workers will be making the rounds, collecting food donations for needy families. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger event, held on the second Saturday in May, will take place in 10,000 cit

Wyoming is commemorating workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. The state consistently ranks among the highest for numbers of on-the-job fatalities. (Lagereek/iStockphoto)

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming workers who have been killed or injured on the job are being honored this morning at Jackson's City Council chambers. The U.S. Department of Labor recently ranked Wyoming last in the nation for workplace safety, with 37 work-related deaths in 2014. It was the deadliest year

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

Arch Coal gave top executives more than $8 million in bonuses one business day before the company filed for bankruptcy. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, WY. - Arch Coal paid top executives over $8 million in bonuses one business day before filing for bankruptcy in January, according to a new report from Environment and Energy Daily. Twelve company insiders also received almost 88,000 "phantom stock" derivatives worth more than $70,000 t

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

Raising wages to $12 by 2020 would save taxpayers $17 billion in public assistance costs, according to a new report. (Zerbor/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Matt Mead told legislators, "I see you have well over 100 proposed bills." One is House Bill 4, a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour. A new Economic Policy Institute report shows boosting wages nationally w

A new report suggests that the nation has a two-tiered justice system  one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report called "Rigged Justice" by the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains the nation has a two-tiered justice system – one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The study highlights 20 cases last year where the government caught big

A new report shows states that expanded Medicaid coverage lowered costs, increased revenues and reduced the number of workers without health insurance. (Candice Harrison/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - As Wyoming works to resolve a nearly $217 million budget shortfall, a new report shows states that expanded Medicaid coverage lowered costs, increased revenues and reduced the number of workers without health insurance. Comments from Bri Jones, executive director, Equality State Poli

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