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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2018 


A contentious Farm Bill heads to U.S. House for debate. Also on our rundown: gaps cited in protections for small-business employees and nonprofit volunteers; plus power out for much of Puerto Rico; and some warning signs, that increased youth activism may not correspond to voter turnout.

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Public News Service - WY: Animal Welfare

Outdoor recreation in Wyoming, including wildlife tourism, generates $1.6 billion in wages and salaries and $514 million in state and local tax revenue. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report. In “Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis,” National Wildlife Federation research shows more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't be

In Wyoming, unlike some other states, the penalty for animal abuse can't be increased when the abuse takes place in the presence of a child. (Melanie Vertiz Jimenez)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming has some of the least punitive laws in the country for animal abuse and neglect, according to a new report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The 12th annual Animal Protection Law Ranking rates the Equality State 48th in the nation, ahead of only Iowa and Kentucky.

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

A new report calls for restricting the use of antibiotics in factory-farmed animals to curb the global spread of infections. (MercyforAnimals/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A new report calls for banning or restricting the use of antibiotics in farm animals to curb the global spread of infections. Cameron Harsh, senior manager for organic and animal policy with the environmental advocacy group Center for Food Safety, explains continuously dosin

Honeybee populations in the United States dropped by 44 percent last year. (DrScythe/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Honeybee populations in the U.S. dropped by 44 percent last year according to a new national survey. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner, with Friends of the Earth says bees are essential to agriculture, responsible for more than $20 billion of the U.S. economy and contri

Trophy hunting for grizzly bears in Wyoming could begin next year if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. (ba11istic/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Today is the last day for the public to weigh in on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) plans to remove the Yellowstone grizzly from the endangered species list. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has said it's prepared to allow bears outside park boundaries to be hunted and

Wyoming officials are prepared to allow hunting and killing of Yellowstone grizzlies if the bears are removed from the Endangered Species List. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - If the Yellowstone grizzly is removed from the Endangered Species List, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it's prepared to allow bears currently living on more than two million acres of habitat near the official Demographic Monitoring Area to be moved, hunted and killed, acc

A federal court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it decided not to protect the wolverine. (JohnDPorter/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Conservation groups are doubling down on efforts to protect wolverines after a court ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when the agency decided not to protect the famously tough predator. Managing attorney Tim Preso with Earthjustice s

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