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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - CA: Cultural Resources

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

President Obama announced the creation of a new Mojave Trails National Monument today, along with two others: Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains. (bryn_jones)

The southern California desert soon will have three new national monuments - Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains. The White House announced today that President Obama intends to use his authority this week under the Antiquities Act to establish the monuments, since Congress has failed t

Joshua Tree National Park began as a national monument created under the Antiquities Act. (timotale/iStockphoto)

Environmental groups are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Senate defeated an attack on the president's ability to declare national monuments by executive order. Lawmakers on Tuesday killed an amendment to the Senate energy bill that would have modified the Antiquities Act to make all presi

Youth groups from Latino churches visit the Mojave Trails National Monument. (Hispanic Access Foundation)

COACHELLA, Calif. - A large group of California religious leaders released a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, asking him to use his powers under the Antiquities Act to create three new national monuments in the southern California desert. One hundred Latino church leaders from the Assemblies o

A bill introduced Thursday in Congress would allow mining in an area of the Mojave Desert that is already part of a proposed National Monument. Credit: Ryse Lawrence.

BARSTOW, Calif. – Mining exploration would be allowed in an area of the Mojave Desert deemed sensitive by environmental advocates if a bill introduced Thursday in Congress passes. The California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., wo

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River provides power to much of Southern California. Youth leaders from the group Nuestro Rio are working to save the river. Credit: Mike/morguefile

Instead of partying away the summer with friends, dozens of college kids from California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada are celebrating Latino Conservation week by preparing for a leadership summit next week in Denver. They're all part of a nonprofit called Nuestro Rio, which means "our river" in Sp

PHOTO: Grandmother Yolanda Verona hugs granddaughter Frida Villagomez at the border fence in Friendship Park at Border Field State Park near San Diego. Photo credit: Maria Teresa Fernandez/Border Angels.

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Border Patrol opened a stretch of fence along the border with Mexico near San Diego for 15 minutes this weekend to let members of four long-separated families embrace. Part of the Friendship Day celebration and Children's Day holiday in Mexico, the event was organized by Border

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