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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOENIX - Arizona's Grand Canyon is prominently featured in the latest public TV production from master filmmaker Ken Burns, called "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." Writer and producer Dayton Duncan says the six-part, 12-hour series focuses on the history and natural beauty of the nation's

Phoenix, AZ - Glen Canyon Dam stakeholders meet today to discuss possible changes in the dam's operation. Environmental groups are pushing for steadier water releases to protect habitat and recreation in Grand Canyon National Park. Comments from Nikolai (NICK-oh-lie) Lash, Colorado River program dir

PHOENIX - The National Park Service is proposing several ways to further reduce noise over the Grand Canyon generated by air-tour flights. Proposals include allowing fewer tourist flights early and late in the day and increasing minimum flying altitudes. Another proposal outlines seasonal closings o

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - First reports are promising as scientists work to re-establish an endangered fish species in the Grand Canyon. The small silvery fish, humpback chub, lived for millions of years in the Canyon, until Glen Canyon Dam cooled the water and altered the flow of the Colorado River. Combi

TUCSON, Ariz. - Conservationists say it's now up to the Obama administration to devise a new management strategy for America's national forests and grasslands, after a federal court overturned a Bush-era plan that opponents claim would have weakened wildlife protection. David Hodges, policy direct

Tucson, AZ - 27 members of Congress, including three from Arizona, are urging the nation's Department of Homeland Security to reverse some of its policies created in the Secure Fence Act, which are now being implemented as the Department constructs a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. The law

Tempe, AZ – New scientific discoveries about the role played by wolves, cougars and other predators of the West are explored in a new film having its Arizona premiere tonight in Tempe. The film, Lords of Nature, makes the case that predators are critical for keeping natural ecosystems healthy

Tucson, AZ – Loaded guns, including semi-automatic weapons, soon may be openly carried by visitors to national parks in Arizona and elsewhere in the country, under a bill approved Tuesday in the U.S. Senate. Bill Wade, with the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, is a former Shenan

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