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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 


    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Rural/Farming

A proposed water pipeline would transfer 86,000-acre feet of water a year from Lake Powell (above) for water customers in southwestern Utah. (JodiJacobson/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. The Lake Powell Pipeline could take up to 86,000 acre-fee ...Read More

Ridgefield Farm in Clay County, home of Brasstown Beef, is under an agricultural easement with the Mainspring Conservation Trust. (Mainspring)

BRASSTOWN, N.C. - Farmers' markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition to water, sunshine and sweat equity to create the bounty of crops, land also is needed to meet the demand. That's what North Carolina's land trusts ...Read More

Legislation that would allow licensed out-of-state physicians to see patients in Colorado has cleared the Colorado House and could go before the full Senate this week. (Shironosov/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Community Health Centers in Colorado are struggling to recruit and retain doctors, but they could catch a break if a new bill in the state Legislature becomes law. House Bill 1047 would speed up the process for putting out-of-state doctors to work by entering into an interstate agreement, ...Read More

Bend is considering expansion of its urban growth boundary to accommodate the city's rapidly-growing population. (Another Believer/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - City managers in Bend held a meeting Thursday that will help shape the city's expanding borders after it is approved by a state commission. Urban growth boundaries or UGB's hem in cities like Bend to prevent urban sprawl into rural areas. However, Bend has consistently ranked as ...Read More

Hunting and fishing groups are cheering the defeat in the U.S. Senate of an amendment that would have lifted certain EPA protections from smaller streams. (Montana Wildlife Federation)

HELENA, Mont. – Hunting and angling groups are praising the U.S. Senate for defeating an amendment on Thursday that would have blocked certain Environmental Protection Agency clean water protections on smaller streams and tributaries. The amendment to the energy appropriations bill would hav ...Read More

Red flags signal opposition to a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline project in Kentucky. (KFTC)

MARION COUNTY, Ky. – Kentuckians opposed to re-purposing a pipeline to transport natural gas liquids are using Earth Day this week as a launching pad to increase awareness. The energy company Kinder Morgan proposes moving byproducts of gas drilling – such as propane, butane and ethane ...Read More

A new pilot program launched in Colorado to reduce cervical cancer got its annual checkup, and the results are good. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A new pilot program launched in Colorado to reduce cervical cancer got its annual checkup, and the results are good. Dr. David Stevens, with the RCHN Community Health Foundation, recently completed a series of site visits to monitor the program's progress and said the process of improving ...Read More

A GPS-guided combine is one of the systems potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Scoty/Wikimedia Commons)

AMES, Iowa – Officials from the FBI and the Justice Department held a roundtable recently at Iowa State University, emphasizing the seriousness of cyber attacks for a surprising target – the agriculture industry. It's a subject familiar to Larry Clinton, president of Internet Security ...Read More

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