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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

KETCHUM, Idaho - With better weather in the forecast this week, sheep are expected to start moving onto grazing allotments in Central Idaho's Big Wood River Valley - an area also home to wolves - and local experts are standing by to try to make sure neither sheep nor wolves are killed. The Big Wood

BOISE, Idaho - The wolf reintroduction debate in Montana has a new thread - with tapeworms winding their way into the discussion. A recent study found some wolves tested in the region were infected with Echinococcus - a type of parasite found in wild and domestic dogs. The tapeworm survives via a 'p

BOISE, Idaho - Picking up trash, planting trees, a bike rodeo and eating locally-produced food are examples of some of the ways Idahoans are marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day today. The Idaho Conservation League is sponsoring some of the state's events. Executive director Rick Johnson says

ISLAND PARK, Idaho - Elk behavior is definitely changing in the Greater Yellowstone area, according to a report published in the "Journal of Wildlife Management." Researchers using GPS technology have been following elk, wolves and hunters there to find out how elk respond to threats from predators

BOISE, Idaho - A U.S. Forest Service plan to land helicopters in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness doesn't fly with conservation groups. Six have filed suit to stop the plan, saying landing helicopters would violate the law under wilderness designation. Idaho Fish and Game wants to use

BOISE, Idaho - Wild possibilities could soon be in play for thousands of acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Idaho. The U.S. Department of the Interior is considering reversing a Bush administration policy forbidding the BLM to recommend areas to be included in the

Boise, ID - Three Idaho critters are featured on a new list of species most at risk of extinction because of a changing climate that affects habitat, breeding cycles and food supplies. Salmon, Canada lynx and grizzly bears are singled out in the report "America's Hottest Species," released by the En

BOISE, Idaho - Idahoans are headed for the hills - hunting season is officially underway. Deer and waterfowl seasons are open around the state, with elk opening over the next couple of weeks. Idaho Fish and Game predicts hunters have good odds to get a deer and bag some waterfowl, but scoring an elk

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