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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

The public comment period ends Sept. 3 on a plan to build a gondola to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. (Thomas O'Keefe)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Tomorrow is the last day to comment on whether a private developer should be able to install a high-wire tram in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Escalade project would include a gondola that would descend to the canyon floor and a 420-acre amusement park-type amphitheater,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a long-term recovery plan for the endangered ocelot. (eli77/iStockphoto)

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan to restore and protect the endangered ocelot population, in both the U.S. and Mexico. Officials said they have only identified a handful of the rare cats remaining in limited areas of Arizona and Texas in recent years,

The Sierra Club is disputing the Arizona Game and Fish Departmentís claim that Grand Canyon uranium mining isnít harmful to the endangered California condor. (kojohirano/iStockphoto)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The State of Arizona is demanding that the Sierra Club retract claims that California condors face danger from expanded uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. In a fundraising letter to supporters, Sierra Club National Executive Director Michael Brune said that expanding

The EPA has ordered two power plants in Utah to cut emissions that cause hazy pollution in national parks and wilderness areas, including Arizonaís Grand Canyon. (National Park Service)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two coal-fired power plants in central Utah to bring emissions up to federal clean air standards to protect national parks, including the Grand Canyon. The EPA acted in response to complaints from outdoor recreation companies in th

Forecasters are predicting a larger number of wildfires in Arizona and other southwestern states this season because of high temperatures and dry condition. (toa55/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizonans recently watched with concern as a mega-wildfire swept across northeastern Alberta, Canada, forcing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people. Forecasters say the same conditions that caused the blaze in Canada also could bring a very active fire season to Arizo

The ancient Petrified Forest near Holbrook is one of Arizona's iconic national parks. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - A coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community leaders is asking for more representation for all Americans in national parks and other public lands. The groups are using the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to start a change.org petit

Saguaro National Park near Tucson is part of Arizona's 12.2 million acres of public lands available for recreation. (aimintang/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Public lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management host millions of visitors each year who participate in non-motorized or "quiet" recreation activities. These generate $2.8 billion and support 25,000 jobs for the U.S. economy, according to a study commissioned by the Pew Charit

A group of environmental organizations is planning to sue the U.S. Corps of Engineers over a permit for a major development near the San Pedro River watershed in southeastern Arizona. (Charlie Schultz/Sierra Club)

BENSON, Ariz. – A coalition of environmental groups says it intends to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a permit for a major development in the San Pedro River watershed in southeastern Arizona. The groups say the permit for the 12,000-acre Villages at Vigneto project would imperil

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