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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

Dedicated funding for Everglades restoration projects has been 16 years in the making. (Fred Ward/Wikimedia Commons)

MAITLAND, Fla. – Conservation groups are praising the Florida Legislature's $200 million funding for projects in the Everglades. Everglades restoration projects have been under way for a few years now, but they lacked a stable source of funding, which groups have been working on for about 16

Scientists say despite some headway for the species, habitat loss and population growth continue to threaten the Florida black bear. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While state wildlife officials say Florida's black bear population is on the rise, a coalition of scientists believes more needs to be done to preserve and protect the animals and their habitat. Dozens of scientific, environmental, and conservation groups are backing a petition

Critics say legislation to allow fracking in the state is moving too quickly. (Ostroff Law//Wikimedia Commons)

TAMPA, Fla. - State senators are poised to vote on a bill that would roll out the welcome mat for fracking operations statewide, despite grave concerns from the scientific community. The bill, which already passed the state House, would not require fracking companies to disclose the chemicals or pot

Floridians will mark the opening day of the 2016 legislative session with a series of rallies across the state. (Damien Filer/Progress Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As lawmakers prepare to return to the capitol this week, hundreds of people across the state want to make sure their voices are heard on the issues they believe matter most. From Medicaid expansion to income inequality and immigrant rights, people across Florida plan to voice t

Opponents of bear hunting held a vigil near Orlando on Sunday as part of efforts to stop future hunts. Credit: Adam Sugalski

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The fight to save Florida's black bears will go on, as defenders of the bears say after last month's controversial hunt, they are more determined than ever to stop it from becoming an annual event. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have not y

The environmental group Speak Up Wekiva is going to court today to stop Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. Credit: John Staton/iStockphoto.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Wildlife advocates are going before Florida's 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee today to ask Judge George Reynolds to halt Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. The organization Speak Up Wekiva, named for the Wekiva River and nearby Wekiva Springs in Seminole County, sa

Protests began this weekend and culminate today against St. Augustine's 450th birthday celebration. Activists want an old fort and prison, the Castillo de San Marcos, torn down. Credit: Resist 450 Coalition

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples are protesting today in St. Augustine because the city is reenacting the landing, 450 years ago, of Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Menendez's ship brought 800 passengers to establish the continent's first permanen

The public can weigh in this week on proposed restrictions on tourists swimming with endangered manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County. Credit: Durden Images/iStockphoto.com.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – The public can weigh in this week on strict new rules to limit the number of people who can swim with manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife holds two meetings this week – on Wednesday night for companies that r

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