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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - MT: Animal Welfare

Allowing predators such as wolves to flourish might be a more effective way to eliminate Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk, according to one wildlife specialist. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana is wrestling with the best way to manage Chronic Wasting Disease among deer, elk and moose. One wildlife specialist maintains preserving predators is the answer. Under its current plan, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has set up survey hunts of de

Grizzly bears occupy less than 5 percent of their historic range, conservation groups say. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may be undermining its delisting of Yellowstone grizzlies as endangered species by reopening public comment on the decision. A coalition of conservation groups and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe asked a federal judge Monday to invalidate the go

There are no cases of bison transferring the disease brucellosis to livestock, studies show. (Debeo Morium/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - Yellowstone conservation groups say the livestock industry should be the focus rather than bison or elk, to contain brucellosis. Partners in the Interagency Bison Management Plan recently announced plans to kill up to 600 bison this winter to manage risk from the disease. But Llo

Estimates from 2016 found there are about 690 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation groups are challenging in court the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to strip Yellowstone grizzly bears of endangered species protection. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Missoula and says Fish and Wildlife's decision to take g

Painter Georgia Baker wants to represent the grizzly bear's more playful side. (2017ęGeorgia Baker ArtWorks)

BOZEMAN, Mont. – A Montana artist wants to show grizzly bears from a different perspective and shed light on their precarious situation with the stroke of a paintbrush. Georgia Baker's art show "Connectivity" in Bozeman is displaying her paintings of grizzly bears to help efforts to conserve

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has temporarily blocked 40 Yellowstone bison from being slaughtered. (Jimmie/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Steve Bullock has temporarily banned the slaughter of Yellowstone bison in Montana, saving 40 bison held in the park right now. But their fate and the fate of many other bison still remains unclear. Last January, the National Park Service released a draft plan for a bi

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delayed its decision to take the grizzly bear off the endangered species list. (Pat (Cletch) Williams/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has delayed its decision to take grizzlies off the endangered species list, native tribes are not the reason why – and that has many tribes wondering when they will play a bigger role in managing these bears. USFWS was

Researchers and state and U.S. agencies differ on how they believe grizzly bears will fare if the species is delisted. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

MISSOULA, Mont. – It’s looking like grizzly bears will be removed from the endangered species list in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, but some researchers are concerned that the model used for predicting the bear's population won't hold up if hunting resumes. The grizzly population in the

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