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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has funded projects across Wyoming, including Glendo State Park. (Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups are pressing Congress to make good on promises to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which taps a portion of offshore drilling fees to ensure recreational access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities on public lands. Jayson O'Nei

In 2018, visitors spent more than $20 billion in gateway regions near U.S. national parks, helping to support almost 330,000 jobs. (National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A new poll finds 82% of registered voters say they want Congress to pass legislation to address nearly $12 billion in overdue repairs at national parks and monuments. Chris Brown, executive director of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, said repairs are especial

Yellowstone National Park needs more than $563 million in backlogged maintenance and repairs, including segments of boardwalks near geothermal sites. (Pixabay)

CANYON VILLAGE, Wyo. – The U.S. House and Senate are set to consider legislation that would direct royalties from energy development on federal lands and waters to address a $12 billion backlog in deferred maintenance in national parks. Phil Francis, chair of The Coalition to Protect America

Since 2008, vehicles have killed 45 moose along Wyoming Highway 390. (John J. Mosesso/Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Teton County commissioners and Jackson Town Council members heard public testimony earlier this week about what should be done to stop the deaths of moose and other wildlife, especially at the intersection of the Teton Pass Highway and Highway 22 along the Snake River corr

Yellowstone National Park officials work to curb excessive human-caused deaths of wolves, including being struck by cars. (National Park Service)

JACKSON, Wyo. – Recent reports that the number of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park has dropped caused concern among the animal's supporters, but the park's top biologist says there's no reason to sound the alarm. Doug Smith has led the Wolf Restoration Project at Yellowstone since it

Encounters with grizzlies are rare, but increase during hunting season, as bears preparing for hibernation are drawn to innards left by hunters after field-stripping game. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Conservation groups are asking state agencies in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray in grizzly bear habitat. Between 2015 and 2017, 146 grizzlies were killed in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The vast majority were encounters with hunters. Kristin C

More than 20,000 elk have access to the feedlots at the National Elk Refuge in the winter. (Lori Iverson/USFWS)

JACKSON, Wyo. - With the threat of chronic wasting disease spreading, conservation groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to jump-start a process to phase out supplemental elk feeding. The agency's decade-old commitment to phase out artificial feeding in Wyoming's National Elk Refuge h

Wildlife biologists point to the reintroduction of wolves in the Greater Yellowstone ecosysten as one reason ecological balance has been restored in the region, including the resurgence of willows, cottonwoods and songbirds. (Pixabay)

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in all lower 48 states. Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies were officially delisted in 2008, and in Wyoming it is legal to kill wolves outside the Yellowstone ecosystem, or in

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