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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Culling mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park is scheduled for mid-September through mid-November, when grizzly bears are in hyperphagia, a period of increased calorie intake in preparation for hibernation. (Gregory Smith/Flickr)

JACKSON, Wyo. -- As Grand Teton National Park prepares to cull mountain goats to protect bighorn sheep populations from disease, conservationists are sounding the alarm about the potential harm to endangered grizzly bears if hunters are sent in to do the job. Kristin Combs, executive director of W

The Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis Project will allow clear-cut logging on 86,119 acres. (Calibas/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are weighing their options to protect habitat and watersheds after the U.S. Forest Service issued its final decision last week to allow logging on more than 235,000 acres, and bulldozing 600 miles of new roads in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyom

As of February 2020, chronic wasting disease has been identified in 31 of 37 (84%) Wyoming mule deer herds, and 9 of 36 (25%) elk herds in Wyoming. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Wildlife managers in Wyoming are moving forward to combat chronic wasting disease in deer, elk and moose herds, after the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a new statewide management plan. Brian Nesvik, State Game and Fish Department Director, said managers can pick and ch

Scientists have called on the United States to stop new coal leasing to help prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. (Ecoflight)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - A coalition including the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, conservation organizations and states launched a new challenge this week against the Trump administration's move to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. Connie Wilbert, director of the Wyoming Ch

Mountain lion predation on adult mule deer, coyote predation on fawn, along with elk populations consuming deer food and prolonged drought have made it increasingly difficult for mule deer in the Greater Little Mountain Area to find their own place. (NPS)

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Five years of comprehensive research into why mule deer populations have declined dramatically over the past few decades is nearing the finish line. Kevin Monteith, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, has been studying the impacts of drought, coyote and mountain

Critics of the Bureau of Land Management's move to cut royalty payments worry the action incentivizes oil production during what's been called the biggest oil glut in history. (Matryx/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyoming -- As Wyoming faces a potential $2.8 billion budget deficit fueled by the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers are bracing for a significant revenue shortfall after the Trump administration announced cuts for oil and gas royalties on public lands. Shannon Anderson, staff attorney for the P

Critics say a U.S. Forest Service proposal for logging in the Medicine Bow National Forest will destroy habitat for the imperiled lynx and the elusive pine marten, a small forest carnivore in the weasel family. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are stepping back into the fray to stop the latest proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to allow logging on more than 300,000 acres of land, and bulldozing 600 miles of new roads, in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming. Connie Wilbert, director

With the market flooded with oil and storage running out, critics are protesting the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to lease large tracts of public lands at bargain-basement prices. (John Hill/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Right-leaning conservation groups are calling on the Trump administration to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands through the end of 2020. David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, says with demand for oil, and oil prices, at record lows during

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