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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. - 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

TUCSON - Conservationists are calling for stronger law enforcement to protect the endangered Mexican gray wolf after a third animal from a federal recovery program along Arizona's eastern border was found illegally killed within the past month. Eva Sargent, Southwest program director for Defenders o

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

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