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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

PHOENIX - The border wall being built in an attempt to reduce illegal immigration is doing major ecological damage by blocking critical southern Arizona wildlife corridors, according to conservation groups. A photo exhibit demonstrating that damage is on display through Friday at Arizona State Unive

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

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