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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; a 24 hour hotline "reignited" to support immigrants; plus a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River from Troy all the way down to New York City.

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Public News Service - WY: Urban Planning/Transportation

Between 2010 and 2014, 24 pedestrians and six cyclists died as a result of accidents with cars and trucks. (AJEL/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A group appointed by Gov. Matt Mead to find ways to make Wyoming towns safer for pedestrians and cyclists released its report this week, and its recommendations include investing $10 million a year on infrastructure – such as sidewalks, bike paths and crosswalks. Tim Y

Yellowstone National Park is studying how human behavior impacts natural ecosystems. (Lan Kim/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is studying how human behavior affects natural ecosystems. More than 52,000 resource warnings were issued as visitation passed the four million mark for the first time last year, and 2016 attendance is expected to be even higher. With increased numbers come

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

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AARP Wyoming says the safety messages aren't just for drivers in the younger generation. Credit: Pexels.com

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and messages about distracted driving are not just intended for kids. With changes in car and truck technologies, as well as the rules of road, AARP Wyoming recognizes that hazards can exist for drivers beyond a cellphone. Jackie Martin

PHOTO: Children's risk of being hit by a car on Halloween is double that of any other time of year. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Ghosts, goblins and zombies aren't the scariest things for Wyoming children this Halloween. Neither is the remote possibility that candy is poisoned. According to an analysis from State Farm Insurance, the biggest safety risk for youngsters is being hit by a car. Children are twic

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Safety first, texting second. It's a message for teens and parents as the school season gets under way. A new crop of teen drivers is behind the wheel, along with the regular uptick in the number of youngsters walking and bicycling to school and a reactivation of school zones. Driv

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Cheyenne's celebration of Frontier Days this weekend includes something extra to cheer about. The city is featured today (Friday) as one of the top ten most livable cities in America. AARP The Magazine looked at a combination of affordability and quality of life in choosing commun

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