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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 25, 2020 


Tonight's the last debate before the South Carolina primaries, but it's also the last before Super Tuesday, which includes California and its 494 delegates.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

Keeping Idaho backcountry forests roadless has a 99 percent approval rate, according to an analysis of public comments on the Idaho Roadless Rule. The Gem State has more than nine million roadless acres, the most of any state in the Lower 48. Deb Hunsicker in Sagle is one of the more than 37,000 who

It's a waiting game that many think is going on too long. The U.S. House approved a bill to protect Idaho's Boulder-White Clouds a year ago -- the Central Idaho Economic, Development and Recreation Act -- and supporters don't want the momentum to be lost. Brad Chilton in Pocatello is a mountain bike

One hundred Idaho foster families are needed this summer, and they must love outdoor adventures. The Idaho Conservation League is coordinating "adoptions" of roadless areas throughout the state that are at risk of being developed. Jonathan Oppenheimer with the League lists the qualifications for ad

Idaho ranchers, along with conservation groups and outfitting companies, are trying to round up support in Congress for the “Owyhee Initiative” today. It's a new-generation wilderness proposal that is designed to preserve not just land and historic sites, but future economic prosperity.

Boise, ID - Idaho could soon feel the burn because a program that helps pay for thinning trees and brush to reduce fire risk is at risk in the federal budget. The State Fire Assistance program has the strong support of the Western Governors Association and National Association of Counties because i

Canned hunts, game farms, shooter bull operations. It's a growing industry in Idaho that the legislature takes a closer look at this week. A coalition of sporting, recreation and conservation groups has proposed putting the brakes on those operations. Matt Wilson with the Idaho Sportsmen's Caucus A

Boise, ID - A new scientific report released Thursday on the metal mining industry shows that while companies always promise rivers, streams and groundwater won't be contaminated, it almost always happens. Environmental Engineer Ann Maest did some of the research. She says every metal mine that ha

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