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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

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

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