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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday May 31st, 20160 


    Topping the news today: North Korea apparently tried to launch another missile but failed, The head of the Cincinnati Zoo is standing by the decision to shoot and kill a gorilla, and one state is making an attempt to get healthy food to low income residents.

Native American Issues

The Flathead River is part of the watershed covered by the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe's water compact.(skeeze/pixabay)

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION, Mont. -- The water compact between the state of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes moved one step closer to reality on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill to ratify the agreement. If passed by Congress, it would resolve the tribes' lo ...Read More

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, health experts are urging South Dakotans to speak with their doctors about their risks, including high blood pressure. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and South Dakota health experts are urging people to be aware of the warning signs, and to take preventive measures. Having a stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., but researchers say it's oftentimes more disabling than ...Read More

Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are for the most part receiving the same access to care as their non-native counterparts, according to new data. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are largely faring as well as their non-native counterparts, according to a new report. But the data in the latest South Dakota Kids Count issue brief show there's room for improvement. Lisa Sanderson, associate director ...Read More

Crater Lake in central Oregon is one of five National Park Service units in the state. (Epmatsw/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century. The coalition has started a petition urging President Obama to issue an executive order to make ...Read More

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive ...Read More

The ancient Petrified Forest near Holbrook is one of Arizona's iconic national parks. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - A coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community leaders is asking for more representation for all Americans in national parks and other public lands. The groups are using the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to start a change.org petit ...Read More

This Earth Day and advocates are pressing for federal protection for Gold Butte. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Today is Earth Day, time for Nevadans to celebrate the natural world. This weekend, thousands are expected to pack celebrations across the state. Greenfest Las Vegas is being held Saturday in downtown Summerlin. Reno's Earth Day party takes place on Sunday in Idlewild Park. J ...Read More

A 2015 spill at Colorado's Gold King Mine dumped 3 million gallons of mine waste and toxic substances into the Animas and San Juan rivers. (KaraGrubis/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight field hearing today in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to tribes whose livelihood was damaged by a toxic spill. In August, the EPA caused a spill of toxic wastewater that turned t ...Read More

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