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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NV: Animal Welfare

Nevada's Desert National Wildlife Refuge is home to the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, and the endangered desert tortoise. (refugeassociaiton.org)

LAS VEGAS -- Backed by a letter from the governor, Nevada conservationists want congressional leaders to strike a surprise provision that was slipped into a recent defense authorization bill giving the Air Force final say over future management of the state's Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Gov.

Nevada's Desert National Wildlife Refuge, largest in the lower 48 states, is home to desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife. (fws.gov)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation groups say Nevada eventually could lose its Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas if Congress approves a request from the U.S. Air Force to expand its sprawling military range. Russell Kulhman, executive director of the Nevada Wildlife Federation, said the pro

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, with herds capable of traveling up to 60 miles per hour. (fws.org/TomKoerner)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another. In a poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, 93% of registered voters in Nevada bel

At the Safari Club International's annual convention in Reno this week, attendees can bid on a hunting trip for black-tailed deer with Donald Trump Jr. in Alaska, at an estimated value of $17,000. (wiki.com)

RENO, Nev. -- A founding member of the Beach Boys is protesting a performance by the famous band's offshoot at a trophy-hunting convention in Reno this week, where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson signed a petition circulated by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. It calls

A cat receives medical attention after losing two toes to a trap near Reno in 2010. (Nevada Humane Society)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to lessen the suffering of animals caught in traps gets a hearing today before the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. Right now, trappers only have to check the devices every four days. SB 364 would require checks every 24 hours so any non-target animals can

Donner, a 2-month-old puppy, needs lifesaving surgery. (Nevada Humane Society)

RENO, Nev. - A 2-month-old black lab puppy named Donner at a shelter in Reno needs a complex, expensive surgery to survive, so the Nevada Humane Society is asking for donations to cover the cost. Donner was born with a condition called mega-esophagus, which is caused by a birth defect. Kimberly

Nevada Humane Society volunteers are dressing like Santa and his elves and delivering shelter pets to their new homes on Dec. 24-25. (alvimann/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Santa and his elves will hand-deliver newly-adopted shelter pets to surprise families on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in several parts of the state. The second annual "Santa's Sleigh" program is run by the Nevada Humane Society, which serves the Reno/Sparks and Carson City are

PHOTO: It's BEAR Logic Month in Nevada, a statewide public awareness campaign reminding people that the drought continues to drive bears into populated areas in search of food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As summer's heat increases in Nevada, so does the chance that a human and black bear will cross paths. Chris Healy, a public information officer with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, says the ongoing drought, which has depleted the bears' natural food sources of nuts, b

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