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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - AZ: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a long-term recovery plan for the endangered ocelot. (eli77/iStockphoto)

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan to restore and protect the endangered ocelot population, in both the U.S. and Mexico. Officials said they have only identified a handful of the rare cats remaining in limited areas of Arizona and Texas in recent years,

The Sierra Club is disputing the Arizona Game and Fish Departmentís claim that Grand Canyon uranium mining isnít harmful to the endangered California condor. (kojohirano/iStockphoto)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The State of Arizona is demanding that the Sierra Club retract claims that California condors face danger from expanded uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. In a fundraising letter to supporters, Sierra Club National Executive Director Michael Brune said that expanding

Forecasters are predicting a larger number of wildfires in Arizona and other southwestern states this season because of high temperatures and dry condition. (toa55/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizonans recently watched with concern as a mega-wildfire swept across northeastern Alberta, Canada, forcing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people. Forecasters say the same conditions that caused the blaze in Canada also could bring a very active fire season to Arizo

Conservation groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife are concerned about a lack of progress in reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. (JimClark/USFWS)

TUCSON, Ariz. - It has been 40 years today since the Mexican gray wolf was listed as an endangered species, but conservationists are concerned about what they see as a serious lack of progress in reintroducing the animal into the wild. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted only 97 lobo

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the stateís estimated population of 25-hundred to three-thousand mountain lions is not endangered or scarce. (Corinna Stoeffl/Pixabay)

PHOENIX - Thousands of rare mountain lions have been killed in the past decade by trophy hunters, according to a new report. The Humane Society of the United States lists Arizona among the top five states where the big cats, also known as cougars, have been hunted and killed. Wendy Keefover, car

Federal Fish and Wildlife Service officials say two endangered Mexican wolves died during annual capture-and-count operations this year. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

PHOENIX - Two endangered Mexican wolves were accidentally killed in January during federal wildlife officials' annual capture-and-count operations in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called a temporary halt to the counting program while officials determine what went wro

Arizona conservation groups can sue the U.S. Forest Service over the use of lead ammunition by hunters in the Kaibab National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service)

TUCSON, Ariz. - A federal appeals court has ruled that a trio of conservation groups can move forward with a lawsuit to ban hunters' use of lead ammunition in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest. The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council sued the U.S. Forest

The Don't Be A Drip campaign says excessive lawn watering is just one reason it lists Arizona as the country's biggest Water Hog. (Alvimann/morguefile)

TUCSON, Az. - A campaign to encourage people to conserve water on behalf of wildlife has identified Arizona as one of the top "water wasters" in the country. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity is sponsoring the "Don't be a Drip" campaign to make consumers aware that using too much wate

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