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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - OR: Animal Welfare

A coyote-hunting contest is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Lake County, Ore. (John Mosesso/U.S. Geological Survey)

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Conservation organizations want federal agencies to stop a coyote-hunting contest this weekend in southern Oregon. The contest, called the Lake County Coyote Calling Derby, has raised concerns that gray wolves, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act and confirmed

According to a new poll, 72 percent of Oregonians said nonlethal methods should be attempted before officials are allowed to kill wolves. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A majority of Oregonians believe hunting wolves is no way to manage them and that the species still deserves endangered species protections, according to a new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research. More than 70 percent of Oregon voters who responded said nonlet

Beekeepers' colonies have been in decline for the past decade, and a new federal survey says last year was no exception. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Both bees and beekeepers are feeling the sting as a new federal survey confirms that keepers lost 28 percent of their colonies last winter, after losses of 22 percent the previous year. The survey results are in keeping with a larger trend that started a decade ago, when bee number

The spotted frog's critical habitat is in Deschutes, Jackson, Klamath, Lane and Wasco counties. (Maria Thi Mai/Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week designated more than 65,000 acres and 20 miles of river in Oregon and Washington as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog. The threatened Northwest amphibian has lost 90 percent of its former range and is no longer found in Califor

There were about 80 gray wolves in Oregon when the animal was removed from the state's endangered species list. (Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The conservation group Cascadia Wildlands filed an ethics complaint on Monday against three Oregon state representatives. The group says the lawmakers misrepresented House Bill 4040, which approved the state's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Las

The Pacific Fisher survive mainly in southern Oregon, but are threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Pacific Southwest Region)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Earth Day is this week, and two members of the weasel family with dwindling populations might not get endangered species protections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last week, the agency denied the Pacific Fisher a spot on the endangered species list. The animal is esti

Omega-3 acids, found in organic foods from grass-fed cattle, have been linked to lowered risks of cardiovascular disease. (Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Researchers' analysis of a bulk of studies from around the world finds organic production of dairy and meat delivers more nutrients to diners. The recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic meat and dairy contains 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids,

Three groups are asking that wolves be returned to Oregon's Endangered Species list. (jak/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Wolves could get a fighting chance at a comeback in the New Year in Oregon, after three conservation groups filed a lawsuit this week asking that the state put wolves back on the Endangered Species list. Early this month, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist

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