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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Boise, ID – Hundreds of Idahoans will head into the backcountry this weekend to clean up some of the state’s most-prime real estate: public lands. Saturday is National Public Lands Day and volunteers will be placing new signs, repairing trails, and planting grasses and trees in fire zone

Boise, ID – Taking care of the environment is a mandate from God. That's the premise of a conference in Boise this week. "Let's Tend the Garden" brings together church leaders and their congregations from around the state, to discuss the growing roles churches are playing in environmental stew

With winter approaching, bears in Idaho's backcountry are busy finding as much to eat as possible, and they don't like to be interrupted. This is especially true of grizzlies. Monica Fella with the Sierra Club's "Grizzly Bear Project" says having bear pepper spray on hand might just save the life o

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