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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


President Trump tours hurricane-ravaged parts of Florida. Also on the Tuesday rundown: We examine whether the U.S. spending too much to guard confederate cemeteries; and the spotlight is on mental health during National Children’s Health Month.

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In 2016, activities involving wildlife on BLM lands in Idaho supported more than 2,500 jobs. (BLMIdaho/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Wildlife on Idaho's Bureau of Land Management lands provides a big economic boost to the state, according to a new report. A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Southwick Associates finds there were more than 460,000 hunting trips, nearly 300,000 fishing trips and more than 1

Idaho has received $279 million from the LWCF over the past 50 years to protect places like the South Fork of the Snake River. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho's congressional delegation and other supporters of a federal conservation program gather at the South Fork of the Snake River Thursday to stress the need to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires. Rep. Mike Simpson and staff for Sens. Jim Risch

Suction dredge mining is an intensive process that can destroy fish habitat. (Idaho Conservation League)

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – A conservation group has filed suit against a California man for suction dredge gold mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River without a permit under the Clean Water Act. The Idaho Conservation League describes Shannon Poe, who heads a mining advocacy group, as a

Clagstone Meadows in northern Idaho, owned by Stimson Lumber, was protected from development by the LWCF. (Kestrel Aerial Services/Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game)

BOISE, Idaho – With less than two months before it sunsets, conservation groups are calling for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a program that has received bipartisan support in the past. Idaho has received nearly $280 million since the LWCF was crea

Lake Coeur D'Alene is one of many sites in Idaho that the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect. (D. Taylor in Idaho/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho — Congress has less than three months to renew an often-overlooked program supporters say is critical to preserving special places in Idaho and across the country. Over the last 50 years, Gem State recreation parks and public lands have received nearly $280 million from the Land

The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve is the first and only preserve of its kind in the country. (Eddie Yip/Flickr)

KETCHUM, Idaho – This week, people are celebrating the stars for International Dark Sky Week. The week has special significance this year in Idaho, which gained the first dark sky preserve in the country in December. The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve stretches across 1,400 square miles in t

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho is one of many waterways protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. (Zachary Collier/Northwest Rafting Co)

BOISE, Idaho – As the Idaho legislative session wraps up, lawmakers are giving a parting gift to the state's waterways by commemorating a bill that protects some of its most beautiful rivers. Senate Concurrent Resolution 132 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act o

Law enforcement groups say a new trespassing bill, currently on Gov. Butch Otter's desk, will be hard to enforce. (Aperature Armadillo/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – Law-enforcement and sporting groups are urging Gov. Butch Otter to veto a bill toughening trespassing penalties that passed the state Legislature last week. House Bill 658 would increase penalties for the crime and make multiple violations a felony. It also requires landowners

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