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    PNS Weekend Update - August 29, 20150 


    Our news today feature a variety of stories including: a state of emergency for Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Erika; hunger a growing problem among older Americans; and Stephanie Carson reports on an effort ensure workers get the money they deserve.

Public News Service - Utah

PHOTO: Bryce Canyon National Park and hundreds of other National Park sites around the country are offering free admission today on the ninety-ninth anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. Photo courtesy of 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

PHOTO: The stress of daily life can easily put a damper on one’s mood, but people across Utah and the nation are encouraged to try to bring more happiness into their lives during Happiness Happens Month. Photo 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

Public News Service - UT

People in Utah see a small percentage of the millions of dollars generated from coal mining on public lands. Coal mining, as seen here, is a big part of the economy on the Navajo Reservation. The Bureau of Land Management is holding a public meeting in Farmington, N.M. today on the issue of raising the royalty fees coal companies pay. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah taxpayers receive a fraction of the money generated from coal mining on public lands. But that could change as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering reforming its coal leasing system. Robert Tohe, the Sierra Club’s organizing representative for its D...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Students in middle and high school, like those seen here, would do better academically, have better overall health and would be more inclined to avoid smoking, drinking and other unhealthy choices, if they could get more sleep, according to a study from the CDC. Photo courtesy of NASA.Education.

SALT LAKE CITY - Getting more sleep will likely help middle and high school students in Utah and across the country do better in school, be healthier and make healthier choices, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiologist Anne Wheaton with the CDC say...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Bears Ears in Southeastern Utah, seen here, is cited for housing centuries of history for the Navajo and other tribes. A new report says Bears Ears and other federally managed public lands that have special value are at risk of being compromised by energy development. Photo courtesy of the 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

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine spill is being treated in containment ponds such as this one. The spill is an unexpected and unwelcome event for southeastern Utah at the height of its summer tourist season. Photo courtesy of Environmental Protection Agency.

MONTICELLO, Utah - The Gold King Mine spill, which dumped millions of gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River in Colorado, is having a far-reaching economic impact in Utah. The Animus River turns into the San Juan River, which flows into Lake Powell in Utah. San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldre...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: The EPA is treating some of the contaminated water from the Gold King Mine spill in containment ponds like this one. San Juan County is among the growing list of areas affected by last week's spill in southwestern Colorado. Photo courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

MONTICELLO, Utah – San Juan County in southeastern Utah is now feeling the impact of the Gold King Mine spill in southwestern Colorado, in which three million gallons of toxic sludge escaped into the Animas River. Part of the Colorado River system, the Animas is a tributary of the San Juan Ri...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: A year from now at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U.S. Welcome Pavilion will promote America to millions of people. It was founded by a caterer from Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of U.S. Welcome Pavilion.

SALT LAKE CITY - A privately-sponsored U.S. Welcome Pavilion designed to promote America's people, places and culture will be open to the public at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maxine Turner, a caterer from Salt Lake City who founded the pavilion, says the United States...Read More

Public News Service - UT

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