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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - UT: Urban Planning/Transportation

Habitat loss is thought to be one of the biggest factors behind declining desert tortoise populations. (BLM/Flickr)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Congressman Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has introduced a bill to allow for a new road to be built to accommodate growth near St. George. But environmental groups are concerned the road would encroach on protected habitat for a threatened species. Populations of Mojave desert to

Environmentalists and others are fighting a plan to ship coal mined in Utah by rail to Oakland for international export. (traveler1116/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - A $53 million plan for Utah to buy a share of a coal-export facility in California is sparking controversy over both funding for the deal and its potential impact on the environment. The complex scheme would send coal mined in Utah by rail to a terminal in Oakland, where it would

A proposed water pipeline would transfer 86,000-acre feet of water a year from Lake Powell (above) for water customers in southwestern Utah. (JodiJacobson/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. The Lake Powell Pipeline could take up to 86,000 acre-fee

Gas prices will go up about five cents a gallon in Utah starting on Friday. (Pippalou/morguefile)

SALT LAKE CITY - Gas prices in Utah will go up by about five cents a gallon starting Friday when the increase in the state gas tax kicks in. This spring, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill to change the state gas tax from a fixed 24.5 cents a gallon to one that takes 12 percent of the cost of a gallon.

Utahns can check out electric vehicle options, including homemade cars, on Saturday in Murray. Credit: Mykyta Starychenko/iStockPhoto

MURRAY, Utah – Gas prices may be down, but that hasn't stopped Utah motorists from buying electric cars. For those considering that transportation option, several models will be on display in Murray on Saturday, in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. Event organizer Josh Edson, who

Lack of infrastructure investment costing drivers hundreds in additional maintenance. Courtesy: Utah Department of Transportation

SALT LAKE CITY - Failing roads across the Wasatch Front can cost each driver up to $640 in extra vehicle repair and maintenance expense each year, according to a report from TRIP, a transportation research group. Abby Albrecht, executive director of the Utah Transportation Coalition, said the repor

PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river, which serves millions of people living in Utah and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colorado

PHOTO: Salt Lake City ranks about midway in a new national ranking of pedestrian deaths and safety in big U.S. cities. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's capital ranks about midway among the nation's 51 largest metropolitan areas for pedestrian deaths and safety, according to a new report. Called "Dangerous by Design," the report by the National Complete Streets Coalition compiles the number of pedestrian deaths from 2003 to

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