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    PNS Daily News - September 2, 20150 


    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; a manhunt underway for three suspected cop killers in Chicago; the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man prompts a call for body cameras; a settlement should end indefinite solitary confinement in California; and some tips on keeping back to school kids healthy.

Public News Service - Wyoming

Thousands of elk in western Wyoming feeding on hay and alfalfa pellets. The practice is being debated. Credit: Lloyd Dorsey.

JACKSON, Wy. - "To feed, or not to feed?" is the question being debated when it comes to elk in western Wyoming. A decision to renew a feeding permit is pending in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and there are at least 30 other feeding sites. Herds have been fed during the winter for more tha...Read More

Public News Service - WY

A new campaign calls for assurance that the BLM will issue strict rules to prevent waste of natural gas on federal lands. Credit: wolv/iStock.

CASPER, Wyo. - Wildfires have hit public lands hard this summer, but those losses aren't the only ones going up in flames in Wyoming and other states. An ad campaign launched this week calls for assurances that the Bureau of Land Management will adopt rules to limit natural-gas flaring, venting and ...Read More

Public News Service - WY

Social Security turns 80 years old today, and a new AARP survey shows that 80 percent of Americans plan to, or already, rely on the program. Credit: Pixabay.com.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Social Security officially turns 80 years old today, and a new survey from AARP shows the popularity of the program is strong, with numbers remaining about the same as a similar poll conducted 20 years ago. AARP Wyoming associate state director Tim Lockwood said the survey also fou...Read More

Public News Service - WY

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...Read More

Public News Service - WY

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Sage Grouse Initiative, sagebrush country ranchers met this week in Montana. Four million acres of habitat have been improved under the plan. Credit; BLM.

SAVERY, Wyo. – Sagebrush country ranchers with Partners for Conservation met this week in Montana to compare notes and observe the five-year anniversary of the Sage Grouse Initiative. More than four million acres have been improved under the initiative, with the goal of keeping sagebrush land...Read More

Public News Service - WY

A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where Greater sage-grouse reside. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

LANDER, Wy. – Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a new poll released today. A majority of voters surveyed in counties that are home to sage-grouse, support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster...Read More

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The amount of money Wyoming receives from coal royalty payments is at stake in a rider attached to a U.S. House spending bill. Credit: Bureau of Land Management.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The amount of money Wyoming receives from coal royalty payments is at stake in a rider attached to a U.S. House spending bill. The rider would preserve a business arrangement where coal companies avoid paying royalties on market value, by selling the coal first to their own ...Read More

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A new report makes the case for tighter controls on natural gas leaks and flaring based on environmental concerns and budget issues. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund.

CODY, Wyo. – Wyoming is second in the nation when it comes to how much natural gas is being released or burned off by companies working on federal and tribal lands. A report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) finds that the gas wasted is worth more than $76 million a year, ...Read More

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