PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 

Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 

Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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PHOTO: A new federal bill would phase out

PHOENIX – Cage-free, free range, pasture-raised or just eggs – a growing number of people are concerned with where and how their food is produced. Now a new bill in Congress would make egg-labeling mandatory, as well as adding more humane living standards for millions of egg-laying hens

PHOTO: The proposed Arizona Sonoran Desert Heritage Act would protect flight corridors for Luke Air Force Base training missions. CREDIT: City of Goodyear.

PHOENIX - Nearly a million acres of public lands, mainly in western Maricopa County, which has Phoenix as its seat, would be preserved as wilderness, national conservation and special management areas under a bill introduced by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva. According to Grijalva, the measure

PHOTO: Pronghorn antelope on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona CREDIT: U.S. Geological Survey

PHOENIX - Crippling cuts could be coming to the system of National Wildlife Refuges if Congress fails to prevent the country from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff" at year's end, according to a new report. Already operating on what's been called a "shoestring budget," the refuge system faces a

PHOENIX - The number of endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico continued to rise last year. State and federal biologists found at least 58 wolves in their latest count, up from 50 the previous year and 42 in 2009. Arizona State University biology professor Philip Hedrick calls it

PHOENIX - Recreational target shooting would be prohibited on the Sonoran Desert National Monument, southwest of Phoenix, under the preferred alternative of a draft 20-year management plan drawn up by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The proposal has generated some controversy. On one side of t

SHOW LOW, Ariz. - Evacuations prompted by the second-largest wildfire in Arizona history have triggered activation of the state's designated responder for animals in distress by the Division of Emergency Management. The Arizona Humane Society has sent an 11-member emergency response team to Show Lo

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program along the Arizona-New Mexico border is moving into a new phase, with a program compensating ranchers for wolf-caused livestock losses being taken over by the federal government. Meanwhile, Craig Miller, Southwest representative with Defe

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A measure on the Arizona ballot in November would make hunting and fishing a constitutional right. One section of it would amend state law to put the legislature in charge of managing the state's wildlife, with hunting and fishing the preferred management methods. As a result, say

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