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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - WY: Women's Issues

One in five hunters is a woman, as is one in four of the nation's anglers, but they're rarely leaders of sporting conservation campaigns. (Courtesy of Jessi Johnson)

LANDER, Wyo. – Artemis, a new sportswomen's coalition, was officially launched Wednesday. Founded by women from six Western states, Artemis aims to defend public lands and waters and iconic species, and to develop female leaders in wildlife and land-management fields. Jessi Johnson, the gro

At the current rate of progress, women in Wyoming will not earn as much as men until the year 2159. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - It's been 53 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, and women are still paid on average 79 cents for every $1 a man makes. Julie Anderson, research associate with the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says if current trends continue, women in

Two new reports show what it takes for Wyoming families to get by without public or private assistance. (Wyoming Women's Foundation)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two new reports released today by the Wyoming Women's Foundation show what it takes for families to get by without public or private assistance, and how to achieve economic security. The first report calculates a Self-Sufficiency Standard for each county based on "bare bones" bud

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.,

The Wyoming House will consider a bill that could help patients avoid expensive nursing homes by offering more training to their family caregivers. (Victor 69/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The state Legislature's House Health Labor and Social Services Committee advanced a bill Monday night that could help patients avoid expensive nursing homes by giving their family caregivers some basic support. Tim Lockwood, associate state director for communications and advocacy

A women-only chainsaw class is being offered next month in Cody. Courtesy: University of Wyoming Extension.

CODY, Wy. - Wyoming women will soon be firing up chainsaws at a special class through the University of Wyoming Extension. The women-only workshop in Cody begins with the basics and safety details, and then heads into the field to help clear out problem trees along the Shoshone River. Instructor C

PHOTO: McDonald's taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. One analysis shows Wyomingites need about $61,000 a year for a family of four to cover basic expenses. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

CASPER, Wyo. – McDonald’s is taking some heat for issuing an ideal monthly budget for its minimum-wage employees. It's a budget that makes unrealistic assumptions, according to Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality State Policy Center. It adds money for a second job and doesn'

PHOTO: There's a workshop today in Riverton to discussion the possibility of raising Wyoming's minimum wage from $5.15/hr. to $10.10/hr by 2015. Photo credit: Fotolia through Microsoft Images

RIVERTON, Wyo. – The mantra is 10-10 by 2015. The Equality State Policy Center and the Wyoming Women's Foundation are holding a workshop today in Riverton to discuss raising the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in just a couple of years. It's currently $5.15 an hour, although most emp

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