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PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 


Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Boise, ID – New strategies for fighting wildfires in Idaho are paying off. A new report from the Idaho Conservation League says land managers are no longer ordering that all fires be battled, but instead are allowing some to burn, as long as they don't endanger people or property. Timothy In

Boise, ID – The wildfire season in the West becomes a vicious cycle when climate change is factored in, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation(NWF). The study shows changing weather patterns make the forests more susceptible to fire, and the intense fires then increas

Boise, ID – They said it once; they said it twice. The public wants Idaho's 9 million acres of roadless forest to stay that way. The Forest Service has released an analysis of the latest round of comments, and for the second time, almost every person who offered input said they want backcountr

Boise, ID – Idaho's wolves are wanted dead...and alive. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is finishing up rules for the state's first wolf season this fall, planning for 300 wolves to be killed by hunters by the end of this year. However, some people would prefer to "shoot" wolves w

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