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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

BOISE, Idaho - Forty-five years old and more than 100 million acres strong. This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which has preserved some four million acres of public land in Idaho including, most recently, thousands of acres in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Mike Matz, executive d

BOISE, Idaho - Public health watchdogs want to be sure mercury pollution in Idaho is not set in concrete. The Ash Grove Cement Company is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exempt its Durkee plant just over the border in Eastern Oregon from new mercury pollution control requirements,

HAILEY, Idaho – Bright lights, brightly-colored fencing, and loud noises are three things wolves really dislike, and use of them is among strategies being deployed near Sun Valley to protect sheep and other livestock. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game, ranchers, and federal agencies have b

Boise, ID – Cook up a batch of s’mores, tell campfire stories and sleep under the stars. Saturday is the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Great American Backyard Campout – and Idahoans are being encouraged to get out the sleeping bags and tents for a night outdoors. Dav

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

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