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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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More than 99 percent of the nation's taxpayers currently are exempt from the federal estate tax, slated for elimination under President Donald Trump's tax proposal. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – More than 50 multi-millionaires have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump and Congress to abandon their attempts to abolish the federal estate tax, the only tax on inherited wealth in the U.S. Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune and author of the book "Bo

A new report confirms that clashing ideas about climate change are contributing to partisan polarization. (Wildpixel/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Republicans and Democrats have never been farther apart on climate change, according to a new Oklahoma State University study. Both parties were essentially pro-environment in 1970, the study found. But today, 9 out of 10 Democrats, and only 3 in 10 Republicans, believe glob

Peabody Energy has provided funds to a network of groups that espouse climate change denial. (Peabody Energy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Peabody Energy has financial ties to a network of individuals, nonprofits and political organizations that deny the existence of climate change, according to new documents made public in the company's bankruptcy filings. Jamie Corey, a researcher with the Center for Media and Demo

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

PHOTO: There's a free screening of the documentary,

LARAMIE, Wyo. - An extra-hot cup of coffee can provide a lesson about how Wyoming selects its judges. That's the motive as the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association offers a free screening of the documentary, "Hot Coffee," on June 20, as part of its annual convention. The film is about the McDonald's

CASPER, Wyo. - Government watchdogs and the general public in Wyoming have new tools to keep track of what agencies and boards are doing. The budget session which ended Thursday advanced two bills which address concerns rising out of the digital age. Dan Neal, executive director of the Equality Sta

CASPER, Wyo. - One of the items on the Wyoming Legislature's "to-do" list is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the "Citizens United" case, related to corporations and direct spending in elections. Current Wyoming law that prohibits corporations and unions from direct spending has to chang

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature is debating campaign contribution limits, and one proposal would more than double the maximum donation an individual can make per election. If it succeeds, the limit will increase from $1000 to $2400. Dan Neal, executive director for the Equality State P

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