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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - SD: Public Lands/Wilderness

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

Rapid City, SD – A coalition of South Dakota ranchers, sportsmen and conservationists is using tomorrow's National Public Lands Day Celebration to bring attention to their ongoing efforts to have areas within the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands in Southwest South Dakota designated as wildernes

Deerfield, SD - A first-ever national report that highlights the strong connection between religious faith and environmental initiatives is being released today by the Sierra Club. "Faith in Action" recognizes the roles that faith-based groups play in conservation and sustainability. In South Dako

Custer, SD – Summer is just beginning to heat up, but record gas prices already have scorched South Dakota wallets. That makes vacationing closer to home a more appealing option for some - and local advocates of South Dakota's wilderness have just the spot. Cheryl Warren, with the South Dakot

Rapid City, SD – Protecting their state's underground water supply is a major concern for South Dakota residents opposed to uranium mining in the southwest part of the state. A special hearing called by the South Dakota Water Management Board in Rapid City today is taking more public testimony

Durango, CO – Tuesday marks the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service's Roadless Area Conservation Policy. At stake in South Dakota is more than 80,000 acres of roadless area land and 39,000 acres of wilderness that provide recreation, wildlife and fish habitat. Conservation groups ho

Rapid City, SD – Preserving South Dakota's wild heritage can stimulate local economic activity, rather than squashing it. So says Dr. Thomas Power, a national author and University of Montana economics professor, who meets with community leaders in South Dakota this week to discuss his report

Wilderness advocates are using Saturday's "National Public Lands Day" observance to build public support for permanent protections for South Dakota’s prairie grasslands. Cheryl Warren with the South Dakota Grasslands Wilderness Coalition explains there are wild lands for everyone to enjoy in t

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