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    PNS Daily News - July 30, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; a Colorado lawmaker is under fire for his controversial comments about the Boy Scouts ending their ban on gay scout leaders; and we report on Republican efforts in Congress to block Planned Parenthood funding: and it was 50 years ago today that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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PHOTO: Lions should be hunted no more, says the Animal Rights Coalition. The Twin Cities-based ARC wants an end to big-game hunts after the killing of a lion in Africa by a Minnesota big-game hunter. Photo credit: Matt MacGillivray/Flickr.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Protests are planned today at the office of a Minnesota dentist who has come under fire for hunting down a lion in Zimbabwe. Walter Palmer, 55, of Eden Prairie reportedly spent $50,000 for the big-game hunt, where he killed a lion July 1 after it allegedly had been lured out o ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say the big cat on the loose in Milwaukee is probably an African lion cub, which may have been someone's pet. The Humane Society of the U.S. says the situation points to Wisconsin's lack of laws regarding private ownership of wild animals. Photo credit: Kevin Pluck/Flickr.

WAUWAUTOSA, Wis. – As the search for the Milwaukee Lion – or whatever it is that's roaming neighborhoods on the north side of Milwaukee – moves into its second week, the incident is illustrating Wisconsin's lack of any laws regarding private ownership of wild animals. Melissa Tedr ...Read More

PHOTO: Scientists say Dungeness crab is one of dozens of marine species along the west coast affected by excess carbon dioxide in ocean water, the result of a warming climate. Photo credit: MConnors/morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Climate change is turning ocean water more acidic and creating low-oxygen "dead zones" – issues that have serious implications for the entire oceanic ecosystem. That's the subject of a Wednesday workshop in Sacramento on the findings of the West Coast Ocean Acidific ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll shows nearly unanimous support for the EPA's clean water policy among hunters and anglers in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Pennsylvania stream photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

CARLISLE, Pa. – A poll of national and Pennsylvania hunters and anglers has found overwhelming support, even among self-described conservatives, for a controversial EPA clean water policy. Commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the survey found support for an EPA plan to ap ...Read More

PHOTO: A bipartisan survey of hunters and anglers demonstrates broad support for applying the same rules and standards of the Clean Water Act to smaller streams and wetlands. The EPA has come under criticism for restoring protections. Photo credit: Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia.

DENVER – A new national survey of hunting and fishing enthusiasts reveals broad support among voters of all political stripes for applying Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. The poll was commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation. Bill Dvorak, a river outfitter ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation finds a large majority of hunters and anglers across the political spectrum favor Clean Water Act standards that protect small rivers and wetlands in Ohio. Photo credit: Ed Devereaux/Flickr.

MARIETTA, Ohio – Some of Ohio's 110,000 miles of streams could lose potential environmental protections as Congress considers rescinding a recent EPA rule that extends Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. A poll released today by the National Wildlife Federation finds 83 ...Read More

PHOTO: Dogs with canine flu may have a fever, runny nose, loss of appetite and lack of energy. Pet owners are encouraged to take their dog to the vet if it exhibits these symptoms. Photo credit: Jfellas/Morguefile.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cases of canine flu have been confirmed in states surrounding Tennessee, including Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. While there are no confirmed cases in the Volunteer State, Dr. Melissa Kennedy of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine say ...Read More

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