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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

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

Boise, ID – Roads -- to be or not to be? To paraphrase Shakespeare, "That is the question," and today is the last chance for members of the public to have a say on the proposed new rule for roadless National Forest land in Idaho. The plan would allow roads and development on some forested ac

Boise, ID – Congress is taking a look at how Idaho's new "gold rush" will pan out. At issue, is whether the 1872 law that guides mining on public land needs to be updated. With gold prices setting a new record high in the U.S. this past week, Jane Danowitz with the Pew Campaign for Responsibl

Boise, ID – The U.S. Forest Service "Roadless Rule" started out 10 years ago today as a way to save millions of dollars, but soon became a topic of debate for people in Idaho. The rule keeps more than 9 million acres of national forest land in Idaho free of development, more than in any othe

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