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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

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

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