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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 5, 2020 

Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Latest Wolf Rule Changes Have Advocates Howling

July 9, 2007

Idahoans will soon have a new "license to kill" when it comes to endangered wolves. New federal rules expand the "allowable" killings, as well as clear the way for a hunting season and systematic reduction of wolf packs in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Louisa Wilcox with the Natural Resources Defense Council says in a few years, the numbers of wolves could be back down to barely sustainable levels, and the wolf hasn't even been taken off the endangered species list yet.

“You can wind up with 100 in Yellowstone, 100 in Idaho, and 100 in Glacier - and that is, according to many scientists, too few to get to recovery.”

Wilcox reports that two helicopters have already been purchased to kill wolves from the air. Supporters of killing more wolves say it will protect elk and deer herds. Wilcox notes that elk and deer herds in most of Idaho are at above ideal levels, and other factors like development and drought, affect deer and elk more than wolves.

Wilcox adds that proposals to deal with wolves spend big money on how to kill them, and very little on teaching people and wolves to co-exist. She says success stories abound.

“There has been enormous experience in Central Idaho about people who have changed what they do with their husbandry practices and resolved problems.”

The new rule is at

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ID