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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - MT: Animal Welfare

Montana's fish and wildlife got a boost as the Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to be approved as part of the omnibus spending bill in the U.S. Congress. (TPS Dave/Pixabay)

HELENA, Mont. - The Land and Water Conservation Fund is back from the dead, at least temporarily, because Congress included it in the omnibus spending bill that is supposed to get a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The 50-year-old program takes millions in royalties paid by oil and

A grizzly mother and cub. Credit: Sierra Club

HELENA, Mont. - The grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone region is dropping quickly, going from an estimate of 747 last year to 714 this year, a six percent drop. The numbers came out in a recent meeting of the Yellowstone subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. Dr. D

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has researched the feasibility of restoring wild bison in the state and found it's a possibility. Credit: National Park Service

MISSOULA, Mont. - Most Montanans have seen bison, but they probably don't realize the animals they see aren't wild. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has researched re-establishing wild populations, and today is the final day to offer input and expertise. Steve Woodruff, a senior policy manager for

A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da

Three conservation groups have filed suit over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of a proposed copper and silver mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, on the grounds the development would harm endangered bull trout and grizzly bears. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

MISSOULA, Mont. – Plans to mine and process 20,000 tons of silver and copper every day in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness are being challenged by a coalition of conservation groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found the proposed Montanore Mine would inflict substantial and irreversibl

PHOTO: There's a march and candlelight vigil tonight in Gardiner to show support preservation of bison herds in Yellowstone National Park. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

GARDINER, Mont. - It's about "buff-love" for Valentine's Day in Montana. That's how organizers characterize a week of action to raise awareness about wild buffalo - also called bison. There's a march and candlelight vigil tonight in Gardiner. Stephany Seay, media coordinator with the Buffalo Field

PHOTO: Federal approval for the killing of up to 15 grizzly bears in two areas of northwestern Wyoming is going too far, according to a planned lawsuit to protect the grizzlies. Photo credit: Chris Servheen/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Federal approval for the killing of up to 15 grizzly bears in two areas of northwestern Wyoming is going too far, according to a planned lawsuit to protect the grizzlies. Bonnie Rice is Northern Rockies senior representative at the Sierra Club, one of the groups that filed t

PHOTO: A new poll, conducted by Tulchin Research and sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife, shows that Montanans strongly support efforts to restore wild bison. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

HELENA, Mont. – The idea of wild bison restoration in Montana has strong voter support, according to a new poll by Tulchin Research. Jonathan Proctor is Rockies and Plains program director for the advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife, which sponsored the pole. He says the results also show t

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