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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: big protest planned against President Trump today,a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - UT: Animal Welfare

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. (USFWS)

SALT LAKE CITY – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's landmark decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. The bird, known for its colorful mating dance, once numbered as many as 16 million, but has dropped to between 200,000 a

A mountain lion peers through the underbrush at the Capitol Reef National Park in South-Central Utah. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - More than 29,000 mountain lions have been killed across the country in the past decade by trophy hunters, according to a new report. The Humane Society of the United States lists Utah among the top five states where large numbers of the big cats, also called cougars, have been hunte

Grouse Creek, UT  Utah and other Western states could gain from expanded efforts involving farmers, ranchers and government agencies in Montana, working collaboratively to preserve habitat for the Greater sage-grouse, which faces a possible endangered species listing. Comments from Jason Weller, chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); and Jay Tanner, rancher at Grouse Creek, Utah. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

GROUSE CREEK, Utah – Efforts underway in Montana to restore and protect habitat for sage-grouse, a bird that faces a possible endangered species listing, could benefit Utah and other Western states. Jason Weller, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), met with Montana sta

PHOTO: Skies over Zion National Park and other National Parks around the nation should remain clear of aerial drones, now that the National Park Service has banned their use. Photo credit: Robert Nieter.

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah - The National Park Service's ban on aerial drones being used inside National Parks, primarily to capture photos and video, is now in full effect nationwide. The Park Service initiated the drone ban in late June, but gave park superintendents two months to implement the po

PHOTO: Hawk Watch International is attaching tiny GPS transmitters to young golden eagles in an effort to learn more about what is causing the bird's population to decline. CREDIT: U.S. National Park Service.

SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts are under way to track Utah's declining golden eagle population, which has been impacted by wildfires. Dr. Steve Slater, conservation science director at Hawk Watch International, said his organization is attaching tiny solar GPS transmitters to young eagles to help gather

PHOTO: Several of Utah's Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep got a free helicopter ride as the state continues efforts to see the animal grow in number. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

OGDEN, Utah – Several of Utah's Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep recently got a free helicopter ride as the state continues efforts to see the animals grow in number. Phil Douglass, wildlife conservation outreach manager with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says about 30 bighorns were r

PHOTO: A court challenge under way claims Utah's

SALT LAKE CITY – A court challenge under way claims Utah's Agriculture Operation Interference law violates the First Amendment right to free speech. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will be filing a friend of the court brief in federal District Court in Salt Lake City today.

PHOTO: The Utah Farmer's Union calls congressional delay in passing a new Farm Bill

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Farmers Union is growing concerned that Congress, in letting the already-extended Farm Bill expire at the end of September, could hurt farmers in Utah and around the country. Utah Farmers Union vice president Ron Stratford called the Farm Bill lapse "ridiculous," and sai

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