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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

Boise, ID – This Saturday, Idaho wolves will be making money for the state; people are paying to take a hiking tour in the Wood River Valley to see wolves in their natural habitat. Francie St. Onge, a backcountry guide leading the tour for the Western Wolf Coalition, says that with concerns ab

Boise, ID – An area of Idaho once targeted as a bombing range is soon to be federally-protected wilderness. The Owyhee Initiative is on its way to the President's desk as part of a massive public lands package. The initiative designates more than 500,000 acres of canyonlands as wilderness. As

Boise, ID – Wolves officially are being removed from the endangered species list again, but it could be temporary. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is expected to present a wolf management plan, and if it looks like the last one, it will be back in court, wolf advocates say. On March 6,

Boise, ID – Gold prices have been rising again, and that’s raising interest in a bill before Congress that would update century-old mining laws. The U.S. House is discussing reforms that would include environmental controls and royalty fees on hardrock mining, including silver and gold i

Washington, D.C. - It's time to pay up - after more than 100 years. A bill now in Congress would reform the 1872 hardrock mining law to charge royalties for mining on public lands, similar to those that oil and gas companies pay. In addition, a proposed reclamation fee to be paid by industry could p

Boise, ID – Gold prices are heading back up, not just for the Valentine's Day jewelry gift season, but because gold is a traditional investing bet during a recession. A Canadian company is working to cash in with its long-planned Atlanta gold mine north of Boise. The newest plans for the mine

Boise, ID - The "roadless rule" for National Forests in Idaho has reached the end of the road. The rule has been published in the Federal Register, thereby finalizing the guidelines for how more than nine million acres of backcountry will look in the years to come. Most of the land will remain the s

Ketchum, ID – Good fences make good neighbors of wolves. Several techniques are being tested such as portable fences, alarm boxes and trained field crew in Central Idaho's Wood River Valley to keep the wolves away from livestock. Jesse Timberlake with Defenders of Wildlife says wolves have o

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