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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - ID: Native American Issues

Members of the Nez Perce are asking for the breaching of four Lower Snake River dams, including the Little Goose Dam, above. (Melissa Shavlik/Northwest Power and Conservation Council)

LEWISTON, Idaho – Nez Perce tribe members believe the best way to restore salmon and steelhead to their Idaho communities is by breaching the four Lower Snake River dams. Tomorrow, members of the tribe will be in Lewiston for an informal public hearing on what federal agencies should do in or

PHOTO: About 500 hunters, anglers, and fans of outdoor recreation rallied on the Statehouse steps today for the

BOISE, Idaho - About 500 people are expected on the Idaho Statehouse steps at 12 noon Thursday for the "keep public lands in public hands" rally. The Idaho Legislature has been exploring options to transfer control of most federal public lands to the state, with backers saying the state could do a

PHOTO: Native American tribal members and volunteers have been walking from Portland, Ore., to Idaho to show support for wolves as part of their cultural heritage and a healthy ecosystem. Photo provided by Mato Woksape

BOISE, Idaho - They call themselves 'wolf walkers.' Native Americans and volunteers left Portland, Oregon, on foot earlier this month, headed for Idaho to show support for wolves. Mato Woksape, a Lakota, organized the walk. He says they are praying for wolves and restoration of healthy ecosystems al

PHOTO: More than 250 people from around the Gem State are expected to attend the Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security on October 28th. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - More than 250 people from around the Gem State are coming together to tackle hunger and food security in Idaho, as they attend the Nourishing Idaho Together conference next month to collaborate on food solutions utilizing public-private partnerships. One of those due to attend the co

PHOTO: The over-sized shipment Omega Morgan is moving along Highway 12 this week, with protesters trying to stop it every night. Photo courtesy of Borg Hendrickson

KOOSKIA, Idaho - The nights have been long along Highway 12 in North Idaho this week. Protesters, including the Nez Perce tribe, have been trying to block an over-sized load that they say will violate federal law once it reaches the Wild and Scenic Corridor section of the road - and that's expected

BOISE, Idaho - Fifty-two members of Congress from all around the country, and both parties, sent a letter to President Obama this week, asking him to move the controversy over endangered wild salmon and steelhead out of the courtroom and onto a table. Specifically, they want all stakeholders to meet

Boise, ID – This is "Wolf Awareness Week" in Idaho, and it comes at a time when the controversial predator has just been put back on the Endangered Species List. One perspective being featured is from Allen Pinkham, a Nez Perce tribal elder and historian. Pinkham notes that wolves are not con

Boise, ID – Cash speaks louder than science. That's one view of a deal just announced that gives three Indian tribes almost one billion dollars to use on fish hatcheries and habitat for endangered salmon in exchange for the tribes' promising to quiet their criticism of the federal salmon recov

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