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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - AZ: Sustainable Agriculture

Growing barley used for brewing beer has greater appeal to farmers because it sells at higher prices than barley used as feed grain. (Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr)

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – The Verde River, which flows through central Arizona, is a critical source of water in this arid state. So, The Nature Conservancy in Arizona looked for a strategy to reduce demand on the river, especially in low-flowing summer months. The answer is beer - or at least, th

The state of Arizona says the fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are safe to eat, removing a decades-old consumption advisory. Credit: Apollob66/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – For the first time in decades, fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are now safe to eat. That's according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which lifted a fish consumption advisory that had been in place for 24 years, mainly because farmers phased out toxic p

PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental

PHOTO: A compromise on the Farm Bill reached this week includes funding for programs that support rural development, jobs and farm income. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

PHOENIX – Final passage of the much-delayed federal Farm Bill is expected today. The five-year compromise includes funding for programs that support conservation and renewable energy. While overall, the Energy Title funding has been reduced, Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate at the Envir

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PHOENIX – A new advocacy group is raising concerns about the growing imbalance of water use and supply from the Colorado River. Made up of of 13,000 Latinos in Southwestern states, Nuestro Rio (Spanish for "our river") supports actions to sustain the river's flow. Its Arizona coordinator, Sal

PHOENIX - Endangered animals, outdoor recreation and the timber industry could peacefully coexist in Arizona's national forests under new management guidelines proposed by the Obama administration. The first "forest planning rule" update in 30 years will require use of the best available science to

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