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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2019 


President Trump kicks off his reelection campaign. Also on today's rundown: A Maryland clergyman testifies in Congress on reparations for slavery; and how a reinstated travel ban will affect cultural crossovers between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

Sage grouse have lost 95 percent of their historic population. (Jennifer Strickland/USFWS)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans with ideas on how to conserve sage grouse habitat have an opportunity to submit their proposals to the state. State agencies have $600,000 available for projects that help improve habitat for the endangered bird species. The deadline to submit proposals is June 28.

A fire researcher says her research shows more federal dollars should go toward prescribed burns as a means of preventing wildfires.  (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A new study says Western U.S. states could follow the Southeast's lead to reduce wildfire risk. Crystal Kolden, an associate professor of fire science at the University of Idaho, analyzed the use of prescribed burns across the country between 1998 and 2018, and found the South

A mining company wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals near the Boise River. (Natalieoutdoors/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service holds a meeting in Boise today on a proposed mining exploration project. Idaho CuMo Mining Corp., owned by a Canadian mining company, wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals in the Boise National Forest between Idaho City and Garden Valley. The plan ca

Federal judges have blocked CuMo exploration projects twice in the past. (acleave1022/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – The government shutdown has caused the cancellation of a U.S. Forest Service public meeting on a mining project in the Boise National Forest. Now, some Idahoans are concerned they'll be left in the dark. The Idaho CuMo Mining Corporation, owned by a Canadian mining company,

The area burned each year in the Northwest could quadruple by the 2080s if current temperature trends continue. (Kari Greer/U.S. Forest Service)

BOISE, Idaho – What can Idahoans do in the new year to help forests adapt to a changing climate? The National Climate Assessment released this year says there's a high probability that wildfires will continue to increase in the Northwest due to climate change. John Abatzoglou, a climate re

The Idaho Department of Lands looked through nearly 40,000 state land sale deals for potential constitutional violations. (Idaho State Parks & Recreation)

BOISE, Idaho – A new report from the Idaho Department of Lands says there haven't been widespread violations of constitutional limits on state land sales, but it still flags 166 possible infractions. Last year, The Wilderness Society and the Idaho Conservation League raised alarms that there

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

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