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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

Native American Issues

Bison in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Credit: Michele Vacchiano/iStock

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - One-point-seven million acres adjoining the Grand Canyon's north and south rims would become part of a new national monument if a bill, announced Monday, becomes law. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and leaders from 11 Native American tribes gathered in Flagstaff to announce ...Read More

Arizonans celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 12. Credit: nadofotos/iStock

SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. – The second Monday in October should be celebrated as Indigenous Peoples' Day alongside Columbus Day to better represent the consequences of Columbus' landing in North America, according to a number of groups holding celebrations in Tucson today. There will be events all ...Read More

Congress allowed funding the the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire. Courtesy:

HELENA, Mont. – Down but not out. That's how supporters in Montana size up the battle over the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has a major impact on outdoor recreation in state. Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, says the clock ran out on funding last ...Read More

Climate activists in Arizona are cheering Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., hoping it will inspire action on the issue. Credit: Nicolo Campo/iStock

PHOENIX - Today, as Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, a group of religious leaders in Arizona is pressing America's leaders to take the pope's call to action on climate change to heart. The pontiff released an encyclical in June that called climate change a global problem with gr ...Read More

The swift fox, tiniest fox in North America at 5 pounds, is thought to have made a comeback in Montana based on images like this from remote wildlife cameras. Credit: Kylie Paul/Defenders of Wildlife

BROWNING, Mont. – They're cute and they're back in Montana. The tiny swift fox that weighs in at about 5 pounds appears to be thriving in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation region. Remote wildlife cameras have captured images of the animal. The swift fox disappeared from Montana in the 195 ...Read More

Heavy equipment in a coal mine. Courtesy: U.S. Department of the Interior.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert Tohe, the Sierra Club’s organizing representative for its Dirty Fuels campai ...Read More

Long view of Bears Ears, Utah, cited for housing centuries of history for the Navajo and other tribes. Courtesy: U.S. Geological Survey

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report called Too Wild to Drill calls for greater government protections of federally managed public lands around Desolation Canyon and at Bears Ears in Utah. According to the report from The Wilderness Society, both places are at risk of being compromised by energy de ...Read More

Badger-Two Medicine near Glacier National Park is one of the featured locales in the 2015 Too Wild to Drill report from The Wilderness Society. Credit: U.S. Department of Interior.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Oil and gas leases from decades past are tied to the history and future of Montana's Badger-Two Medicine region, which is adjacent to Glacier National Park. The history of the region and pending oil and gas projects are showcased in a new report from The Wilderness Society c ...Read More

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