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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Flagstaff has joined five Arizona tribes in opposition to uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. The city council has voted 6-1 to support a 20-year moratorium on new mines proposed by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Arizona Wildlife Federation president Tom Mackin

PHOENIX - Some of Arizona's state parks could be privatized under a recommendation expected from a state cost-cutting commission. But park system advocates warn such a move could actually raise costs while reducing services. Arizona State Parks Foundation Director Cristie Statler worries that priva

TUCSON, Ariz. - A bill in Congress would exempt Border Patrol agents from observing federal rules protecting public lands along the border. Sponsor Rob Bishop of Utah says the rules hinder national security. But a new report states the contrary: that collaboration among federal land management agenc

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Wilderness advocates from at least 17 states, including Arizona, gather in the nation's capital Sunday to mark Wilderness Week. Their main focus will be asking U.S. Senators and Representatives to consider action to preserve wildlands in their home states for future generations. K

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Proposition 110 on the November ballot would amend the Arizona constitution to permit land swaps between the state and federal governments. The purpose for the exchange could be land conservation or to protect the state's military bases from encroaching development that can contribu

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

PHOENIX - State and local parks in Arizona are cutting hours of operation or even closing because of budget shortfalls. In some cases, new parks are being delayed for years. Carol Stambaugh, Arizona director for the National Association of Social Workers, says in tough economic times, it's easy to

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