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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: October 17, 2012

PHOTO: General rifle season for deer and elk in Montana opens this week. Photo credit: USFWS

MISSOULA, Mont. - Montana hunters have a new tool to help map out their plans to fill deer and elk tags. The Montana Sportsmen Atlas comes from Hellgate Hunters and Anglers. Josh Gage, owner of Gage Cartographics, designed the online tool, which he says also can be used on mobile devices. "Finding ...Read More

PHOTO: Suction dredge mining. Photo courtesy of Idaho Conservation League.

BOISE, Idaho - Plans to dredge for gold in the Salmon River have landed in court. A lawsuit has been filed to require the state to approve a restoration plan for the suction dredging lease, claiming it's required by state law - but didn't happen when the Idaho Land Board approved the lease last mon ...Read More

PHOTO: Applications are being accepted soon for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. It gives families who need help heating their homes some money to do that in the dead of winter.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For some families in Kentucky, having to pay winter heating bills can mean sacrifices in putting food on the table or buying winter clothes. For a family of four that brings in less than $2,500 a month, help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHE ...Read More

PHOTO: California DREAMer protest, 2010.
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SAN ANTONIO - Adjective or adverb? More and more newsrooms are debating how best to use the word "illegal" when referring to residents who did not move to the United States with proper documentation. From CNN to The Huffington Post, major outlets that have been trying to expand their Latino audienc ...Read More

PHOTO: Demonstration against fracking outside Dept. of Conservation.

Conservation groups are calling for an end to what they call the "rubber-stamping" of oil and gas drilling projects in the state. The groups have filed a lawsuit demanding that state regulators enforce existing law to protect public health and the environment from the hydraulic fracturing known as " ...Read More

PHOTO: Commercial Fishing Boats in Astoria. Photo by Rick Swart.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife officials meet Thursday to consider a plan to limit gill-net fishing on the lower Columbia River. It's been a controversial topic for years, but Gov. John Kitzhaber has made a series of recommendations that at least some groups say they can li ...Read More

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