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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - NV: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Protections for Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments could be at risk. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Some local advocates say they are more engaged than ever after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's so-called "snub." Zinke was slated to meet with elected officials, business leaders and tribes Monday as part of his review of Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments. But th

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the the Gwich'in Tribe, whose members are touring Nevada this week to drum up opposition to drilling. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

RENO, Nev. -- A group of Alaska Natives are in Nevada this week as part of a tour of the Southwest. They're stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in Tribe spoke in L

A cat receives medical attention after losing two toes to a trap near Reno in 2010. (Nevada Humane Society)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill to lessen the suffering of animals caught in traps gets a hearing today before the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. Right now, trappers only have to check the devices every four days. SB 364 would require checks every 24 hours so any non-target animals can

The Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly is one of 22 endangered species in Nevada. (USFWS)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Conservation groups are slamming a new lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 18 states, including Nevada's Adam Laxalt, that would weaken habitat protection for endangered species. The lawsuit against several federal agencies challenges rules enacted over the past several

A new report confirms that habitat protections for the greater sage grouse benefit other species as well. (Twildlife/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Protections for sage grouse have directly benefited multiple species that share the same habitat, according to a new report. The study examined three songbirds whose populations have declined in the vast sagebrush sea that stretches across much of Nevada and 10 other Western sta

A new report on the legal prospects for states seeking land transfers from the federal government says the states are unlikely to succeed in the courts. (Ravenking99/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Lawsuits to force the federal government to turn over land to states have little chance of succeeding, according to new findings from the Conference of Western Attorneys General. Two years ago, the group formed a subcommittee to study whether the federal government was legally o

The Nevada Humane Society's

RENO, Nev. - Pokemon Go's virtual monsters have been found hiding in the kennels at animal shelters - and the Nevada Humane Society is inviting fans of the wildly popular game to hunt for Pokemon at their facilities and help the animals in the process. The shelter has seized on the popularity of th

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is encouraging residents and tourists to bear-proof their yards and campsites. (sstaton/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Wildlife wants you to think like a bear - in order to protect them. In the past 10 years, bear complaints have risen sharply as drought restricts their natural food supply and more people make their homes near bear habitat. In response, Gov. Brian Sandov

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