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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOENIX, Ariz. - State lands valued for scenery and wildlife could end up as subdivisions under a measure on the November ballot. Proposition 301 would eliminate the $124 million, voter-approved Land Conservation Fund and use the money instead to help balance the state budget. Sandy Bahr, director

PHOENIX - Arizona's five Democratic members of Congress want contaminated federal lands made available for renewable solar and wind energy projects. They're urging the U.S. Interior Secretary and Bureau of Land Management director to expand an Arizona pilot program to other states. Congressman Rau

PHOENIX - Management rules for the nation's forests and grasslands haven't changed for nearly 30 years. A Forest Service listening tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday evening, seeking public input from a wide variety of forest users on updating those rules. Scotty Johnson, the Arizona senior outreach

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - New camping and campfire restrictions take effect today at central Arizona's Fossil Creek. Five years ago, the creek was reborn as a free-flowing stream when a small power plant was removed. Since then, the creek has been popular for recreation. However, the area also has been ab

TUCSON, Ariz. - Conservationists say a recent remote-camera photo of an endangered jaguar 30 miles south of the Mexico/Arizona border confirms the need for preserving more of Arizona's remaining wild lands. Jaguars are known to roam from Argentina northward to Arizona and New Mexico. Biologist Ser

PHOENIX - Mexican gray wolf numbers are dropping in Arizona and New Mexico, down 20 percent in the past year. The 42 remaining endangered wolves are part of a reintroduction program that began in 1998. Dr. Rich Fredrickson, a University of Montana wildlife biologist, says the falling numbers threat

TUCSON, Ariz. - In a reversal of federal policy, endangered jaguars in Arizona and elsewhere along the Mexican border will soon benefit from a recovery plan and designation of critical habitat. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defenders of Wildlife, says it's an essential first step on t

PHOENIX - Arizona could see vast new federal wilderness areas if a Bush administration policy is reversed. Under a 1976 law, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had identified just over five percent of its 262 million acres of public lands as potential wilderness, until the process was halted by for

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