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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - SD: Public Lands/Wilderness

Organic farmers can start applying for a program to help them pay for conservation buffers on their lands. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Organic farmers in South Dakota and across the nation soon will have a new tool to help their bottom lines while protecting the environment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to help cover the costs of setting up about 20,000 acres of new conservation buff

A South Dakota wildlife official is urging state lawmakers to shoot down a bill to allow bird hunting with a shotgun pistol. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D - A move to allow a certain type of handgun for game bird hunting could come up before the South Dakota House today. HB 1206 would allow hunters to use handguns that take a .410 gauge shotgun shell. But not everyone thinks it's a good move. Tony Leif is director of the wildlife divi

Bike safety groups want South Dakota lawmakers to consider new safety rules for all modes of transportation, not just cars. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Some South Dakota bicyclists could face 30 days in jail and a $500 fine if a bill being considered today becomes law. The state's House Transportation Committee is scheduled to look over HB 1073. It would require that slow moving riders get off their bikes to make room for fas

Pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Image credit: South Dakota Department of Tourism

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It's a big weekend as thousands of hunters hit the cornfields of South Dakota in the hope of bagging their limit of pheasants. And every year, media reports include stories of hunters suffering heart attacks in the field during this season. Gary Myers, director of the A

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota is a national leader in wind power, according to a just-released national study. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is out with its 2009 edition of the Wind Technologies Market Report. It shows South Dakota, along with North

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A U.S. Senate subcommittee recently held a hearing on a bill that could add 50,000 acres of new South Dakota wilderness. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests is considering Sen. Tim Johnson's proposed bill, the Tony Dean Cheyenne River Valley Conservation Act, which would

CUSTER, S.D. - Nearly 50,000 acres of land in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in south west South Dakota would be designated as wilderness by a bill introduced in Congress by South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson. Cheryl Warren, coordinator of the South Dakota Wild Grassland Coalition, says this is a uni

PIERRE, S.D. - A pair of federal agencies, the National Resources Conservation Service and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, have signed an agreement to promote, protect and preserve greater sage-grouse habitat and ecosystems to help populations of the bird across much of its 11-state range. Chri

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