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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 

DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.

2020Talks - October 22, 2020 

Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - WY: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: Several popular campsites in the Bridger-Teton have some new hardware  bear-proof storage containers. Photo courtesy

JACKSON, Wyo. - Several popular Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds have some new hardware: bear-proof storage containers, part of ongoing "bear aware" work to prevent conflicts between bears and people. Grizzly and black bears depend on the Bridger-Teton wildlands, said John Spahr, a spokesm

PHOTO: Young black bear. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

JACKSON, Wyo. - The rise in backyard chicken-keeping has led to a rise in conflicts in bear country. Once bears get a taste of chicken, they don't forget. Education campaigns long have been in place in Wyoming to encourage people to keep trash, and even bird feeders, away from bears. Chickens are t

CASPER, Wyo. - The most highly-efficient predator hunting elk is not the wolf. A new study of wolves' elk-hunting abilities finds that Mother Nature didn't give wolves the best set of tools - and that they would be more successful if they were built more like cats or bears. It's also not uncommon

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Birds don't choose where they live based on lines drawn on a map. That's the basis of a new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy on sage grouse, which have been studied for a possible Endangered Species Act listing because of declining numbers. Previous policy focused on each BLM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Outsmarting the enemy will take a team effort. That's the message of the "Get Smart About Antibiotics" campaign from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It aims to educate the public, doctors and agricultural producers that antibiotics need to be used more

CASPER, Wyo. - Much of the debate about wolf recovery has focused on the number of wolves in each state. But another indicator of recovery success considered under the endangered species law is whether or not packs are interbreeding to ensure genetic diversity. A new round of DNA testing shows there

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