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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2018 


Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side by side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: a Senate committee looks to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Public News Service - CA: Cultural Resources

The National Week of Conversation events aim to increase civic engagement and improve on voter participation. (Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — This week is the first-ever "National Week of Conversation" - a series of events promoted by local groups that work to bridge the partisan divide - in California and across the nation. The idea is to get people talking about the issues, focusing on civil dialogue, wher

Hotels near Mojave Trails National Monument say they've seen an uptick in business since the park was created two years ago today. (BLM)

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Two years ago today, President Barack Obama created three new national monuments in the California desert: called Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains. Supporters held a community event to celebrate, noting that tourism to the area has increased significantly

Sand to Snow National Monument was created alongside two other desert monuments in 2016 by President Barack Obama. (Bureau of Land Mgmt.)

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. -- Sand to Snow National Monument in the southern California desert will not be reduced or rescinded, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Wednesday. Six other national monuments in California and dozens of others around the country remain in the crosshairs - until Z

A bill in the California Legislature would provide more oversight for a potential water pumping project in the Mojave Desert. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill introduced Wednesday in the California Legislature aims to protect water resources in the state's deserts. Assembly member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, introduced Assembly Bill 1000, known as the California Desert Protection Act, to strengthen safeguards for desert

Mojave Trails National Preserve is protected under the new Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan finalized Wednesday. (Bryn Jones)

PALM DESERT, Calif. — A deal on conservation and renewable energy between the state of California and federal agencies that was eight years in the making is now a reality. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the record of decision finalizing the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Pl

Joshua Tree National Park will host one of 18 events statewide for Latino Conservation Week. (timotale/iStockphoto)

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. - The third annual Latino Conservation Week starts Saturday and runs through July 23, and its backers want everyone to get outside and enjoy California's open spaces. There are 18 separate events planned across the state, including six in the southern California desert, where Pr

The Obama family is visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and the Next 100 Coalition is asking him to promote cultural diversity on federal lands. (schick/morguefile)

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- President Obama, the First Lady and their daughters are visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and a group known as the "Next 100 Coalition" is hoping he'll touch on the need for cultural diversity in managing the nation's public lands. The visit comes ahead

A coalition of groups has launched a petition asking President Obama to make public lands more welcoming to minority groups. (Latino Outdoors)

LOS ANGELES - As the National Park Service turns 100 this summer, a broad coalition of conservation, civil rights, environmental justice and faith-based groups is pressing the White House to make public lands more welcoming to people of color. The group has launched a petition on Change.Org asking

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