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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

Saving our national parks could help save the economy, a National Parks Conservation Association(NPCA) report released Thursday predicts. The NPCA details $2.5 billion of ready-to-go restoration projects that could be included in the federal economic stimulus package, plus a proposal to start a job

President-elect Barack Obama is going to be taking over a nation in economic crisis, just as did Franklin D. Roosevelt 76 years ago. Now, officials at the National Park Service are hoping that, as did FDR in his day, Obama will help the economy by investing money in the parks. They're proposing a p

Tallahassee, FL - Florida has been home to landmark efforts to conserve water, wildlife and wilderness. Now, budget cutbacks threaten some of the state's efforts, such as the Florida Forever program that spends $300 million a year and has protected more than 600,000 acres of land. Janet Bowman, wi

Clearwater, FL – Plans to build a private dock on what has been a public beach have triggered waves of protest in Pinellas County. To make room for the dock, a Crystal Beach man has asked the county to give up the public right-of-way on county-owned land behind his home. Neighborhood groups,

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