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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

More than $500 million in maintenance repairs are needed in Arizona's National Park sites. (Grand Canyon National Park/Flickr)

PHOENIX – National Parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Zion, are beloved American visitors sites, but they also face an $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance issues. Now, there's growing bipartisan support to fix the National Parks. The spending backlog includes more than $500 millio

Arizona has seen the second highest rate of solar power growth in the nation over the past decade. (Flickr)

PHOENIX – Renewable energy has grown significantly in the last decade across the U.S., including in Arizona, according to a new report by Environment America. The research and advocacy group says the U.S. has increased use of solar and wind power since 2008, and sales of electric vehicles co

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is just one of many projects supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A federal fund that helps protect national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public spaces around the country is set to expire 100 days from Friday. Arizona business owners, outdoor enthusiasts and lawmakers are asking Congress to renew the program. For more than 50 years,

Environmental groups say uranium mining near the Grand Canyon could pose a threat to the Colorado River and the communities that rely on it as a water source. (Kat Grigg/Flickr).

PHOENIX – The Department of the Interior recently published its 2018 list of minerals it considers critical to national security and the economy. But environmental groups in Arizona are concerned about one mineral added to the list – uranium. Areas near the Grand Canyon are known to

The Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson, have cultural significance to Native American tribes. They also contain major untapped copper deposits. (Heather Zozaya/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – For more than a decade, Native American tribes in Arizona have voiced their opposition to a proposed copper mine in the southern part of the state. Now, three tribes are joining together to bring the fight to court. The Tohono O'odham Nation, and the Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tri

The Mexican gray wolf was almost eliminated from the wild by the 1970s, but a court ruling this week could help ensure its comeback in the Southwest. (Larry Lamsa/Flickr)

PHOENIX - Environmental groups in the Southwest are celebrating a district court ruling this week on management of endangered Mexican gray wolves. A federal judge found that guidelines set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 "failed to further the conservation of the Mexican wolf." Tim Pr

Wednesday, conservation groups are pressing their concerns about maintaining clean energy, water and air with lawmakers at the State Capitol.(gnagel/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Arizona conservation groups say they hope to beat back moves to transfer public lands to state control and to over pump Arizona's rivers. Those are among the hot issues on this Environmental Day at the State Legislature. After a 9 a.m. rally at the Capitol, the large coalition of

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona is one of dozens under review for possible adjustments to their boundaries. (kcconnors/morguefile)

PHOENIX – More than 1,200 military veterans signed a letter that was just sent to President Donald Trump asking him to maintain the boundaries of special places such as Ironwood Forest and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments in Arizona, Gold Butte in Nevada and Cascade Siskiyou National Monume

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