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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Wyoming is creating a task force to expand and increase revenues from outdoor recreation. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Matt Mead's task force to promote outdoor recreation in Wyoming is taking shape. Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and other activities generate $4.5 billion annually in consumer spending, add $300 million to state and local tax coffers, and create 50,000 jobs, accordin

Transferring management of national public lands to the state of Wyoming would be costly, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A new report on the feasibility of transferring the management of some 25 million acres of federal lands to the state of Wyoming said the process would present major financial, administrative and legislative challenges. Cheyenne sportsman Earl DeGroot said the state's hunters and

Friday is the last day for public comments on Wyoming's plans to manage Yellowstone grizzly populations. (USFWS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Friday is the last day for public comments on Wyoming's plans to manage Yellowstone grizzly populations if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service takes the bear off the Endangered Species List. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission plans outline how a hunting season for the bears

Congress could consider legislation that would allow the transfer of up to two million acres of national forest lands to states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Congress is scheduled to get back to work Tuesday after a seven-week recess, and the full U.S. House may consider a new bill that could pave the way for privatizing publicly-owned lands. If passed, HB 3650 - the State Forest Management Act - would give states the right to ta

Church groups and shareholders are asking the oil and gas industry to embrace rules to reduce methane waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Faith leaders and oil and gas shareholders called on trade groups, including the Western Energy Alliance, to drop their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's new rules limiting methane waste on public and tribal lands in letters sent Wednesday. Chesie Lee, executive d

Yellowstone National Park is on track for another record-breaking year, with visitation numbers up 6.5 percent in 2016 compared to last year. (National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is on track to break last year's record number of visitors. Attendance figures for July, typically the busiest month of the summer season, were up slightly, and the first seven months of 2016 are up 6.5 percent compared with 2015. Since topping 4 million v

Plants and animals living in the Rocky Mountain West could face bigger challenges than previously expected as global temperatures rise, says a new University of Montana report. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Plants and animals living in the Rocky Mountain West could face bigger challenges than previously expected as global temperatures rise, according to a new study by the University of Montana. Its lead author, Solomon Dobrowski, an associate professor of forest landscape ecology, sa

Peabody Energy is working to return its Rawhide Mine back to hills covered with prairie grass. (Pixabay)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Peabody Energy workers are busy planting prairie grass above the company's Rawhide Mine. Peabody officials say it's an effort to reduce future cleanup liabilities, estimated at $1.2 billion. But after Wyoming regulators agreed to limit Peabody's exposure to almost 15 cents

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