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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

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

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