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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump 'fixer' Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: Higher smoking rates cause some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

A Nevada Legislature committee recognizes

ELKO, Nev. — More Nevada lawmakers are voicing opposition to plans to allow oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains. For months, dozens of environmental organizations, Native American tribes and sporting groups have been speaking out against the U.S. Forest Service proposal to open parts o

Several Nevada events are scheduled for Latino Conservation Week July 14-22, including a picnic at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. (Matt Deavenport/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Latinos are expected to make up nearly a third of the U.S. population by 2050, according to Census projections. So conservation groups want to ensure that Latinos stay engaged in environmental stewardship. Latino Conservation Week starts this Saturday, and aims to bring the

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nye County is one of hundreds of Nevada historic or recreational sites that have received Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars over the years. (Nevada State Parks)

LAS VEGAS — To kick off a 100-day campaign to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, some Nevada business owners and outdoor enthusiasts are in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers. For more than 50 years, LWCF has brought millions of dollars to Nevada for public lands and recreation

The Buffalo Hills Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Study Area is among the areas being considered for redesignation under a proposed Washoe County bill. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, Washoe County officials are proposing a bill to redesignate or sell off hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands. Several groups are speaking out in opposition, saying the bill would threaten the environment, and lead to urban sprawl. The majority of

Environmental groups are encouraging people who enjoy hiking, camping or hunting in the Ruby Mountains to share their personal stories about the area with the U.S. Forest Service. (Nick Bonzey/Flickr)

ELKO COUNTY, Nev. — The Ruby Mountains in northeast Nevada are known for hiking trails to 11,000-foot peaks and alpine lakes. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is considering making 54,000 acres of land in the mountain range available to lease for oil and gas development. But a coalition of almos

Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is one of hundreds of sites that have benefited from Land and Water Conservation Funds over the years. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Outdoor recreation groups are slamming President Donald Trump's new budget proposal because it slashes the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 98 percent. That fund is fed by hundreds of millions of dollars per year in revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling, money th

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