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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Small businesses across Arizona are urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to follow through on a proposed 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. A letter to Salazar signed by dozens of Arizona business associations, and postcards signed by more than 200 sm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Unless lead ammunition is banned from Northern Arizona's Kaibab National Forest, conservation groups say, the Grand Canyon's magnificent California condors likely face extinction. Several groups, including the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, have given official notice of their int

TUCSON, Ariz. - Folks in Tucson will be "hunting" endangered Mexican gray wolves starting Saturday - but not with guns. The Defenders of Wildlife event combines street art with a scavenger hunt. Fifty silhouettes representing the last wild lobos in Arizona and New Mexico will be displayed on buildi

MESA, Ariz. - Arizona's "clean" or "green" economy already supports more than 37,000 jobs paying above the state's average wage. That's according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, based in Washington, D.C. Moreover, several major new solar and wind projects will soon give a huge boost

PHOENIX - A million acres of Arizona's national forests would be opened up to industrial development and off-road vehicle use under a bill being considered in the U.S. House. The lands are currently being studied for possible wilderness designation by the U.S. Forest Service. Outdoor Industry Asso

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - New uranium mining claims near Grand Canyon National Park will be banned for another six months, and possibly much longer. On Monday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Grand Canyon news conference he would prefer a 20-year mining ban on a million acres surrounding the

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

PHOENIX - Large swaths of pristine desert land in western Maricopa County would remain unspoiled under a plan unveiled Wednesday. The Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal would preserve recreational opportunities while protecting wildlife habitat and migration corridors. Now is the time to act, says Ma

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