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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


2020Talks - August 7, 2020 


The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - ID: Public Lands/Wilderness

William Perry Pendley, who has a history of anti-public lands viewpoints, has been acting BLM director since August. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

BOISE, Idaho – Concerns are swirling around William Perry Pendley's role as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley is under fire for advocating the federal sell-off of public lands, as recently as in a 2016 opinion article – and his part in the land-seizure movement.

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, introduced the Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act in 2009. (Greg Shine/U.S. Bureau of Land Management)

MARSING, Idaho – This year's Rangeland Fall Forum is coming to the Owyhees. The event is being held in Marsing on October 10 and the theme for 2019 is "Science, Policy and Perspectives: Collaborating in the Owyhees." It will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Owyhee Initiative, which br

Idaho communities rely on the return of salmon and steelhead each year. (Nan Palmero/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A diverse group of stakeholders will be in Boise on Friday to develop a plan to save Idaho's salmon and steelhead trout. The gathering was established at the behest of Gov. Brad Little. At an environmental conference at Boise State in April, Little instructed the Office of Spe

Sage grouse have lost 95 percent of their historic population. (Jennifer Strickland/USFWS)

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans with ideas on how to conserve sage grouse habitat have an opportunity to submit their proposals to the state. State agencies have $600,000 available for projects that help improve habitat for the endangered bird species. The deadline to submit proposals is June 28.

A fire researcher says her research shows more federal dollars should go toward prescribed burns as a means of preventing wildfires.  (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho – A new study says Western U.S. states could follow the Southeast's lead to reduce wildfire risk. Crystal Kolden, an associate professor of fire science at the University of Idaho, analyzed the use of prescribed burns across the country between 1998 and 2018, and found the South

A mining company wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals near the Boise River. (Natalieoutdoors/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Forest Service holds a meeting in Boise today on a proposed mining exploration project. Idaho CuMo Mining Corp., owned by a Canadian mining company, wants to look for molybdenum and other minerals in the Boise National Forest between Idaho City and Garden Valley. The plan ca

Federal judges have blocked CuMo exploration projects twice in the past. (acleave1022/Twenty20)

BOISE, Idaho – The government shutdown has caused the cancellation of a U.S. Forest Service public meeting on a mining project in the Boise National Forest. Now, some Idahoans are concerned they'll be left in the dark. The Idaho CuMo Mining Corporation, owned by a Canadian mining company,

The area burned each year in the Northwest could quadruple by the 2080s if current temperature trends continue. (Kari Greer/U.S. Forest Service)

BOISE, Idaho – What can Idahoans do in the new year to help forests adapt to a changing climate? The National Climate Assessment released this year says there's a high probability that wildfires will continue to increase in the Northwest due to climate change. John Abatzoglou, a climate re

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