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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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In 2015, there were more than four million visits to Yellowstone National Park, making it the biggest year on record for the iconic park. (Steppinstars/Pixabay)

JACKSON, Wy. - Yellowstone National Park hosted a record number of visits last year and 2016 is set to be even busier. Thanks to low gas prices and Wyoming's marketing efforts, the park saw more than 4 million visits in 2015, up over 16 percent from the previous year. Yellowstone Superintendent Da

A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated in Congress today. Credit: pharmshot/iStock

WASHINGTON D.C. - A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated today at a hearing in Washington, D.C., before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. The proposed Protecting America's Recreation and Conservation Act (PARC) still would use royalties from oil and ga

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Two can be too many. Four conservation groups have filed a legal challenge against a plan for a couple of exploratory wells in the Desolation Road area of Adobe Town, in the Red Desert region near the Colorado line, on the grounds that the area is in the heart of a citizens' proposed

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

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The winner of this year's AARP National Spelling Bee in Cheyenne didn't monkey around when it came to studying or winning. Tony Johnson of LaGrange, Georgia, took home the top prize of $5,000 by correctly spelling the name of a South American monkey. His study method? Systematically

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Bureau of Land Management has reversed course on five oil and gas leases auctioned a year ago in the Red Desert's Adobe Town. Five leases have been pulled, totaling about 5,400 The leases had been protested by the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (BCA) and The Wilderness Soci

LARAMIE, Wyo. - This week, it's all about the Red Desert around Wyoming. Faith-based groups are holding events to celebrate the unique landscapes in the region, as well as to explain why the area is considered sacred. Tyler Edgar with the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice program is visitin

CASPER, Wyo. - The Wyoming Legislature is working to make the state's "very rare or uncommon" landscapes rarer, and in most cases, make them disappear. A bill (HB0152) that has passed in the House and is expected to pass in the Senate soon, would strip the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) of the

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