PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 

Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - WY: Water

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. House is set to make a budget decision this week that could mean less money for Wyoming recreation and tourism projects. The Interior Department budget bill "de-funds" the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), bringing it to its lowest level ever. Neil Thagard, a hunte

LARAMIE, Wyo. - It looks like a tiny kangaroo, but it's a mouse - and it will soon hop back on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list in Wyoming. A U.S. District Court judge made that call for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, after looking at a 2008 Bush administration decision to split protection

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming's Hoback River is listed as one of America's "most endangered" in a report released today by the organization American Rivers. Ten waterways are featured each year; they aren't necessarily the most polluted, but rather rivers that face pollution risks. The Hoback is number se

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Oil-shale development possibilities on public lands in Wyoming are getting a fresh look from the Bureau of Land Management. A hearing is set for Friday in Rock Springs, and meetings also are being held in Colorado and Utah. While oil shale often is touted as a solution to feed

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The town of Pavillion, Wyo., is one of the stars of a documentary being shown today in Laramie and Thursday in Cheyenne. "Gasland" features landowner experiences with natural-gas drilling in 24 states. Film director Josh Fox became interested in those stories after turning down an e

LANDER, Wyo. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has thrown cold water on Wyoming state water policy - specifically, on the state's regulation of groundwater pumped up during coalbed methane production. The federal agency takes issue with the case-by-case approach used by the state Departmen

LARAMIE, Wyo. - It may be the end of the road for the national forest roadless rule. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the original rule is back in place - tossing out the Bush administration decision to repeal the protections for about 60 million acres nationwide. More than 3 million acr

Cheyenne, WY - Colorado's Front Range is thirsty, and a private water company is proposing a solution: pipe in water from Wyoming. The Regional Watershed Supply Project would take 250,000 acre-feet of water out of the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir each year, and the company designing the p

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