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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including 36 Arizona groups, have weighed in to support a federal proposal for a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres near Grand Canyon National Park. A public comment period has just ended. The Obama administration is expec

PHOENIX - Two-thirds of Arizona state lawmakers get failing grades on this year's Sierra Club Environmental Report Card. The legislators - 60 out of 90 - were downgraded to "Fs" for voting to ignore federal protections for water, air and endangered species, and to weaken land use regulations. Sandy

WHITERIVER, Ariz. - Eastern Arizona's White Mountain Apache Tribe will offer week-long eco-tours starting in June, featuring opportunities for people to view wildlife while learning about tribal history and culture. Howling with the wolves and learning traditional campfire cooking will be included.

PHOENIX - Planning procedures for national forests - including 9 million acres in Arizona - are being updated for the first time in nearly 30 years. The revision is expected to guide management of the forests for the next several years, shaping decisions on logging, recreation and wildlife habitat.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has joined the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona, Coconino County and several Native American tribes in backing a proposed ban on new mines around the Grand Canyon for the next 20 years. Game and Fish spokesman Jim Paxon says commissioners are conce

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has approved a master site plan for a Northern Arizona regional shooting range near Flagstaff's Walnut Canyon National Monument. The location is controversial because gunfire from the range would be heard by visitors to the canyon and its ancie

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizonans are invited to help make the call on whether solar energy development is "in the zone." The U.S. Department of Interior is holding meetings starting Tuesday in Phoenix and on Wednesday in Tucson to listen to citizens' views on plans for solar projects on public lands. Ma

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Uranium mining near the Grand Canyon could be banned for 20 years, under a proposal by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. It's one of four alternatives in a draft study that would protect 1 million acres from new claims. John Koleszar, president of the Arizona Deer Association,

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