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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 


The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.


2020Talks - November 23, 2020 


Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - WY: Animal Welfare

The Oregon Buttes Wildnerness Study Area is one of 45 pieces of federal land under consideration for reclassification. Credit: Joy Bannon/Wyoming Wildlife Federation

CHEYENNE, Wy. - County officials from across Wyoming are launching a push to get Congress to re-evaluate the state's federal wilderness study areas and possibly swap some of them for state lands, which could lead to more development. The Wyoming County Commissioners Association announced the Wyomi

Mother and cub grizzly bears. Credit: Sierra Club

JACKSON, Wy. - Dozens of citizens took to the podium at a meeting of federal, state and tribal agencies in Jackson this week to denounce a plan to take Yellowstone-area grizzlies off the federal endangered species list. The Yellowstone subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has rec

Thousands of elk in western Wyoming feeding on hay and alfalfa pellets. The practice is being debated. Credit: Lloyd Dorsey.

JACKSON, Wy. - "To feed, or not to feed?" is the question being debated when it comes to elk in western Wyoming. A decision to renew a feeding permit is pending in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and there are at least 30 other feeding sites. Herds have been fed during the winter for more tha

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Sage Grouse Initiative, sagebrush country ranchers met this week in Montana. Four million acres of habitat have been improved under the plan. Credit; BLM.

SAVERY, Wyo. – Sagebrush country ranchers with Partners for Conservation met this week in Montana to compare notes and observe the five-year anniversary of the Sage Grouse Initiative. More than four million acres have been improved under the initiative, with the goal of keeping sagebrush land

A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where Greater sage-grouse reside. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

LANDER, Wy. – Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a new poll released today. A majority of voters surveyed in counties that are home to sage-grouse, support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster

Pinedale High School algebra students used their math skills to map out plans to install markers along fencing to protect sage grouse, and then helped install the reflectors. Credit: Christine Paige.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Algebra students at Pinedale High School solved story problems to help sage grouse. Teens crunched the numbers and mapped out how many fence markers would be needed on the Mesa outside Pinedale, and calculated how many volunteers would be optimal to efficiently install the markers.

PHOTO: A decision to allow up to 15 grizzly bears to be killed in Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River area is at least 15 too many, according to paperwork filed for a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

JACKSON, Wyo. – A decision to allow up to 15 grizzly bears to be killed in Grand Teton National Park and the Upper Green River area is at least 15 too many, according to paperwork filed for a lawsuit. Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso says the agencies are not looking at the big picture in set

PHOTO: A one-year delay in a decision about whether the greater sage grouse is listed under the Endangered Species Act has been hotly debated, ever since the extension showed up as a rider in the federal spending bill. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The greater sage grouse is known for its showy display during mating season, and now it's also become a star in the federal spending bill. A rider was attached that prevents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the species under the Endangered Species Act for one year. W

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