PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 

Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - AZ: Cultural Resources

Native Americans were among the hundreds of indigenous peoples represented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. (robb/morguefile)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Representatives of Native American tribes from Arizona, New Mexico and other U.S. regions were in Paris this month as part of an international delegation of indigenous peoples at the United Nations conference on climate change. The treaty has yet to be ratified, but the tribes say

PHOTO: Congressman Raúl Grijalva is sponsoring three bills in Congress to protect public lands and cultural resources in southern Arizona, lending some certainty to the state's outdoor recreation economy. Photo credit: Representative Raúl Grijalva.

PHOENIX – Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D–Tucson) is sponsoring three bills in Congress which he says seek to better protect and preserve public lands, cultural resources and the economy. The proposed legislation would create multiple heritage and conservation areas on over tw

PHOTO: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Arizona Highways magazine will be hosting wilderness hikes this summer to places such as Humphrey’s Peak near Flagstaff. CREDIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

PHOENIX - To celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Arizona Highways magazine is organizing a series of wilderness hikes this summer in some of the state's most spectacular protected lands. According to editor-in-chief Robert Stieve, hikers will be joined by representatives of

PHOTO: Las Vegas student Rosalia Salazar says she’s already seen the impact of low water levels in the Colorado River through water restrictions in her home town. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey

PHOENIX - Latino students are bringing the plight of the Colorado River to Capitol Hill. Eighteen Latino high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are starting a weeklong rafting trip through the Grand Canyon today, aimed at learning more about the Colorado River and the th

IMAGE: Wilderness Stewardship Program volunteers provide vital assistance to the U.S. Forest Service in monitoring more than one-million acres of Arizona wilderness. CREDIT: USFS

PHOENIX - The U.S. Forest Service is understaffed, but is getting more help in monitoring more than 1 million acres of Arizona wilderness. Over the weekend, another 30 volunteers for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition stewardship program received training to begin monitoring ecological and recreationa

IMAGE: As part of Great Outdoors America Week, Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Rah-OOL Gree-HOL-vah) is being honored for his lifelong conservation efforts. CREDIT: AZ Wild.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has been honored for his strong dedication to conservation issues as part of Great Outdoors America Week. Several conservation groups presented Grijalva, D-Ariz., with the Congressional Champion Award on Wednesday in the nation's capital. "He has consistently,

Colorado River near Yuma. Photo Credit: California Blog

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Preserving the Colorado River was the focus of Wednesday's gathering of Southwestern Latino leaders in Yuma. The event was a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez and the river itself, which is slowly drying up due to over-consumption, drought and

PHOENIX - A new open-pit copper mine proposed for 30 miles southeast of Tucson could dramatically lower the area's water table, by hundreds of feet. That's the key finding of a new report by Dr. Waite Osterkamp, a retired hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Osterkamp says the bottom of th

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