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    PNS Daily New - October 6, 20150 

    In focus on our nationwide rundown: the TPP has been dubbed the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, but there are concerns when it comes to American jobs and health; a big vote in the Keystone State impacting education; and workers turn out to be the largest group to benefit from Medicaid expansion.

Public News Service - Utah

Congress moved last week to allow the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire. Courtesy: Utah State Parks

SALT LAKE CITY – It was historic move – for the first time in 50 years Congress did not reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Local supporters of the fund are disappointed, but not giving up. Joel Webster, director of the Center for Western Lands with the Theodore Roosevel...Read More

Public News Service - UT

The BLM finalized a set of plans to manage sagebrush public lands in Utah and throughout the West. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

SALT LAKE CITY - Sagebrush country on public lands throughout the West will be managed nearly 100 different ways based on what's best for each area. The Bureau of Land Management presented its final set of plans for restoration, firefighting, habitat restoration, development, recreation and grazing...Read More

Public News Service - UT

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows improvements for low-income families in Utah as well as what needs to be done to increase self-sufficiency. Education is key. Credit: EME/

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting good news for Utah, with new data on income, poverty and health insurance. The overall poverty rate has dropped about 1 percent, and the rate of people without health coverage dropped slightly. Barbara Munoz, a policy analyst at Community Action ...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Utahns can check out electric vehicle options, including homemade cars, on Saturday in Murray. Credit: Mykyta Starychenko/iStockPhoto

MURRAY, Utah – Gas prices may be down, but that hasn't stopped Utah motorists from buying electric cars. For those considering that transportation option, several models will be on display in Murray on Saturday, in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. Event organizer Josh Edson, who ...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Using a cane or walker isn't second-nature to many older people, who can benefit from some training to use them correctly to prevent falls. Credit: ALivmann/

SALT LAKE CITY – September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, calling attention to the frequency and seriousness of falls among older people, and ways to prevent them. It's estimated that one in three people over age 65 takes a major, unexpected tumble at least once a year, and it should si...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Iron County, Utah is known for its Cedar Breaks National Monument, but also for plentiful sunshine that has prompted a flurry of solar farm development. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons

PAROWAN, Utah - Utah ranks fourth on a new top 10 list of states seeing job growth in clean energy and clean transportation. Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 is a nonpartisan group that tracks new project announcements in the fields of clean power, energy conservation and efficiency, and reports t...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Bryce Canyon is one of Utah's five national parks, including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. Courtesy: National Park Service

BRYCE CANYON CITY, Utah – Visitors to Utah's five National Parks get in free today to celebrate the ninety-ninth anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), and hundreds of other National Park sites across the country are also offering "fee-free" access. Kathleen Gonder, chief of interpre...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Happiness Month challenges people to do something happy each day, such as wearing a favorite shirt, buying someone a cup of coffee or planning a mini-vacation. Credit: Baltimore County, MD

SALT LAKE CITY - Looking at the brighter side is not always easy when things get you down, but people in Utah and around the country are being challenged this month to find ways to incorporate more happiness into their lives. August is Happiness Happens Month, established by the Secret Society of ...Read More

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