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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - AZ: Animal Welfare

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

Pets are proven to improve their owner's health. Credit: Arizona Humane Society

MESA, Az. - Statistics show pet owners have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rates. So this weekend the the AARP and the Arizona Humane Society are teaming up let pet owners show their animals some love. The groups are co-hosting a "Paws for Your Pets" event in Mesa on Saturday. Cynthia

The fate of free-roaming horses on Arizona public lands could be decided with the release of two government studies expected soon. Credit: U.S. Forest Service.

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. - Some refer to them as "wild horses" and others as "unauthorized livestock" but one thing is certain, the fate of the free-roaming horses referred to as "The Heber Horses" could be decided soon. The U.S. Forest Service has two studies in progress regarding how to manage the

PHOTO: The quality and companionship that pets can add to the lives of Arizona seniors is the focus of an event this week in the Phoenix area. Photo courtesy of AARP Arizona.

PEORIA, Ariz. - The bonus benefits that man's best friend can add to the life of an older person are being celebrated at an event coming up Thursday and Friday in the Phoenix area. AARP Arizona and the Arizona Humane Society have teamed up to host the Paws for Your Pets Festival. Cynthia Fagyas, co

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