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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Wyoming's South Pass is still covered with well-worn horse paths and wagon ruts from Native American, Oregon, Mormon, Pioneer and Pony Express trails, and a local group wants to make sure development doesn't hitch a ride on the track. Barbara Dobos with the Alliance for Historic Wyoming says althoug

Lander, WY – Wyoming’s business boom isn’t only about oil and gas, according to a new economic report (The Wilderness Society). The report examined state and federal data on people and jobs and it shows oil and gas, as a portion of personal income, has been on the decline for 30 ye

Laramie, WY – Time to slow down and take a look around. That's what five sporting and conservation groups in Wyoming are saying about the plan to drill 2,000 coalbed methane wells along the Atlantic Rim. The groups have gone to court to stop the project, at least temporarily, until impacts on

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