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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election to fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Red Rock Canyon is still open during the shutdown but the vistor center and bathrooms are closed. (Kconnors/morguefile)

RED ROCK CANYON, Nev. – As of now there's nobody to take out the trash, clean up the bathrooms, check people in or out of campsites or staff the visitor centers on federally managed public lands in Nevada as a result of the ongoing federal government partial shutdown. The stalemate in Washin

Conservation groups are using billboards like this one in Reno to raise awareness of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired in September. (Get Outdoors Nevada)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – You may have seen some unusual billboards around the state this week – that ask "What the LWCF?" It's a reference to a program that funds local recreation projects and public-lands access around the country. In September, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservat

Parts of Job Peak Wilderness Study Area are included in a proposed expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon. (Kirk Peterson/Friends of Nevada Wilderness)

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Navy is holding the last public meeting Thursday night on the proposed expansion of Naval Air Station Fallon – which would quadruple the land it controls. The Navy says it needs the land to better train combat aviators, but conservation groups are concerned about

Eight in 10 acres of land in Nevada are federally owned, so public-lands issues are ever present in the state's political debates. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 80 percent of land in Nevada is federally owned, the greatest portion of any state. So, Nevada candidates in the midterm elections are addressing public-lands issues, from nuclear waste sites to water and grazing rights. Ryan Bundy, known for armed standoffs on pu

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