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PNS Daily Newscast - November 12, 2019 


Bracing for an arctic blast, politics shows up during Veterans' Day, farm issues in Wisconsin, and a cleaver dog learns to talk some.

2020Talks - November 12, 2019 


65 years ago today, the federal government shut down Ellis Island; plus, former MA Gov. Deval Patrick might enter the Democratic primary race.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Red Rock Canyon is one of many sites that has benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Battle Born Progress)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have signed on to a bill that would guarantee full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a 55-year-old program that provides funds for local ballparks, boat ramps and national monuments across th

The Nevada state Capitol is busy this week, as the deadline for bills to pass out of committee is Friday. (OK-59/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Friday is the deadline for bills to make it out of committee at the state Capitol, so conservation groups are drumming up support for those that address renewable energy and protection for wildlife habitat. Senate Bill 358 would require power companies to get 50 percent of their

Lake Mead is one of the region's best-loved outdoor recreation spots. (Ladyheart/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada soon could become the 13th state to establish a state Division of Outdoor Recreation, the subject of a public hearing Thursday in the state Assembly's Government Affairs Committee. The office would promote tourism, but also advocate for protection of Nevada's public lands.

Red Rocks Canyon is one of hundreds of places in Nevada that have benefited from the Land and <br />Water Conservation Fund, but the new federal budget proposal barely acknowledges the fund. (kconnors/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump signed a historic public-lands package on Tuesday. It was decades in the making, adding 1.3 million acres of new wilderness and creating five new national monuments. The bill also reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has used fee

Cave Lake State Park is among dozens of outdoor recreation spots in Nevada that have benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (N. Walters/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A program that has brought more than $100 million to Nevada parks and other outdoor destinations over the years comes up for permanent reauthorization in the U.S. House next week. Congress let the Land and Water Conservation Fund lapse last fall but revived it in the Natural Res

Red Rock Canyon is a major draw in Nevada, for visitors and residents alike. (kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada legislative session begins today, and conservation groups are asking lawmakers to create a state-level Office of Outdoor Recreation to protect public lands and support the businesses that depend on them. A 2018 study showed that Nevada's outdoor industry suppor

A new poll shows a large majority of westerners disapprove of federal efforts to shrink national monuments. (Friends of Gold Butte)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost two-thirds of Nevadans oppose the Trump administration's emphasis on energy production over conservation on public land, according to a new poll. Researchers for the ninth annual "Conservation in the West" poll from Colorado College surveyed 400 registered voters i

Public lands, including Gold Butte, depend on funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Bureau of Land Management)

RENO, Nev. – As the federal government shutdown drags on, very little is getting done in Congress, much to the frustration of people who want to see important legislation get a vote – bills such as the one that reauthorizes money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thursday was t

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