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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 – 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

Boise, ID – Idaho's plan for roadless areas in forests looked like it had green lights all the way to Washington D.C., but the Bush administration is throwing up a roadblock. The administration is ignoring the state request to protect millions of acres of backcountry. Jonathan Oppenheimer wit

Boise, ID – Idaho's mining history could soon be rewritten. The U.S. House has passed the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act," an update of the 135-year-old mining law that covers public lands. If it becomes law, mining companies would have to start paying royalties for what they take from p

Boise, ID – Idaho's Owyhee Canyonlands are highlighted as an example of America's wild legacy, in a new report from the Sierra Club that identifies 52 places of living history. The 500,000 acre Canyonlands area is popular for hunting, fishing and backpacking, as well as being home to sacred

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