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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Phoenix, AZ – Earth Day 2009 is an opportunity to reflect on the strong conservation leadership Arizona has provided to the nation. That leadership is noteworthy in part because it has transcended politics, according to Doug Scott, policy director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness. "Mo

Phoenix, AZ - The Obama administration is demonstrating a new attitude toward Arizona’s national parks and monuments. One of the state’s congressmen says it’s a night-and-day difference. During his campaign, President Obama pledged to reverse what he called attempts to chip away at

Phoenix, AZ – Cooperation on wildlife conservation among federal and state agencies shows promise of results in Arizona, where a re-introduction project for the endangered Gila trout will soon become a reality. That's thanks to extensive voluntary cooperation among the Bureaus of Land Manageme

Phoenix, AZ – A huge cement plant proposed within 50 miles of Grand Canyon National Park is raising concerns from environmental groups, worried that emissions will mar the park's famous views. Supporters say the $400 million plant will bring jobs and tax revenues to a remote part of Arizona.

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's State Parks Board has voted to close three of the agency’s 27 parks indefinitely, after lawmakers slashed funding last month as part of a budget fix. The board is considering closure of eight more parks, possibly by early summer. The director of the Grand Canyon

Phoenix, AZ – The future of endangered Mexican gray wolves along the Arizona-New Mexico border rests with just two surviving breeding pairs, a number far below the 18 pairs wildlife biologists had hoped for by now. Dave Holoway, president of the White Mountain Conservation League, says somethi

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