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PNS Daily Newscast - May 21 , 2019 


The DOJ says former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify. Also, on our Tuesday rundown: “Stop the Bans” protests over extreme abortion laws; education a hot topic in the Bay State and guess how many adults have tried marijuana?

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Since federal protections for wolves were lifted in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming in 2011, wildlife advocates say trophy hunters and trappers have killed some 3,000 wolves. (Eric Kilby/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – After repeated calls for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to hold public hearings on the Trump administration's decision to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List in all lower 48 states, wildlife advocates are taking the matter into their own hands by hosting communit

More than 80 percent of Colorado voters believe it is important for states to use funds to protect and restore the health of rivers, lakes and streams. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Voters in Colorado and other western states continue to support conservation policies for publicly owned lands, putting them at odds with the Trump administration's energy dominance agenda, according to the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College. Gov. Jared

Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy in Colorado are moving forward with plans to conserve 30 square miles of wilderness south of Trinidad for wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation. (Michelle Goodall/Wikimedia Commons)

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Conservation groups have reached a deal to purchase Crazy French Ranch, a 30-square-mile parcel that includes the iconic Fisher's Peak just south of Trinidad. The move, initiated by city leaders, also will increase public access to two adjacent state wildlife areas and New

Colorado's western yellow-billed cuckoo is considered to be at greater risk of extinction because the U.S. Interior Department has not yet designated critical habitat protections. (NPS)

DENVER — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. According to Hailey Hawkins, Southern Rockies field representative of the Endangered Species Coalition, under current law, species listed as threatened automaticall

If voters approve Amendment 74, taxpayers will be responsible for payments to property owners for any loss in property value due to a government action, including enforcing setbacks for drilling. (MrKn/Pexels)

DENVER – A group of Colorado economists is urging voters to reject Amendment 74 in Tuesday’s election. The amendment would allow companies to make governments pay if any policy reduces the value or projected future profits related to their property. Chris Stiffler, an economist with

Uncertainty around the Land and Water Conservation Fund has stalled an effort to move a 14-mile section of the Continental Divide Trail off of a dangerous highway near Steamboat Springs. (Wikimedia Commons)

GOLDEN, Colo. — On Sept. 30, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, and some conservationists say the move has amplified voter concerns about the future of public lands heading into November's midterm elections. Amanda Wheelock, communications specialist for the Con

Critics warn the ouster of longtime Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk could have a chilling effect on other NPS staff. (Neal Herbert)

DENVER – Defenders of America's national parks are sounding the alarm after last week's dismissal of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, and they warn more dominoes are likely to fall as Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department roots out staff members who are committed to cons

After World War II, 10th Mountain Division veterans helped found Vail Resorts and other ski areas, kickstarting the industry in Colorado. (Robinseed/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As Coloradans celebrate Memorial Day, 395 veterans in the state have signed a letter to Sen. Cory Gardner, urging him to co-sponsor the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would designate Camp Hale, training camp for the iconic 10th Mount

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