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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2020 


LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Cheyenne, WY – You've got to spend money to save money. When it comes to "the roads less traveled," that's what the U.S. Forest Service and Congress have decided, and environmental activists approve. Wyoming will receive a big chunk of of the expenditure, a $39 million appropriation Congress r

Rock Springs, WY – They didn't see it coming. Some Wyoming residents say they've been blindsided by the federal Bureau of Land Management, which has granted permission for natural gas drilling in a popular recreation and hunting area near Flaming Gorge on the Utah border. One of those upset i

Clark, WY – Congress has recently started scrutinizing oil and gas industry exemptions from federal laws designed to protect people from exposure to toxic substances, and a Wyomingite recently attended the Heartland Presidential Forum in Iowa, where she got a chance to ask presidential candida

Rock Springs, WY – Area residents and conservationists have long known the special treasure Adobe Town is to Wyoming, and now lawmakers have made it official. State officials have granted the "Very Rare and Uncommon" designation to the wild area used by Butch Cassidy and other outlaws in Wyomi

Cheyenne, WY – Gold and uranium may soon no longer be "free for the taking" on public land in Wyoming. Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act," an update of the nation's 135-year-old General Mining Law. Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Campaign for Responsi

Rock Springs, WY – Wyoming's Adobe Town is so unusual that the state is considering making it official by bestowing a "Very Rare or Uncommon" designation. This would help protect that portion of the Red Desert from too much development. Carmi McLean with the Biodiversity Conservation Allianc

Lander, WY – The federal government has the opportunity to "go wild" over preserving Wyoming's roadless areas. Today, the U.S. House will consider the "Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act." If it becomes law, it would declare five million acres of roadless land in Wyoming as "wilderness,

Lander, WY – Wyoming's "Wild Heart of the West" has made the list of 52 places that best embody America's wild legacy, released in a new report by the Sierra Club that focuses on what it will take to preserve these areas. The Red Desert is also included, because it has become ground zero in th

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