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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - VA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Richmond, VA - Tomorrow is "Public Lands Day" across the country, and in Virginia there are plenty of events planned to enjoy the Commonwealth's natural treasures. One of them is also a rare opportunity to be involved in the future of a major Virginia national forest. Nathan Lott, with the Virgini

Richmond, VA - If, as the song goes, 'This land is your land,' the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is looking for your input, on the future of the largest National Forest east of the Mississippi. Management plans are being drafted for the next 10 to 15 years for the 1.1 million acre George Washington Nat

Staunton, VA - Call it coincidence or clouding the issue. On Thursday, the National Parks Conservation Association put out a report saying air quality in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is threatened by several proposed new coal-fired power plants. On Friday, the Bush administration announced pl

Richmond, VA – The water in the Mattaponi River may be more precious than gold. The river is part of a list of more than 50 places that could be considered the nation's "most threatened" by development. A proposal to dam the Mattaponi and create a reservoir to provide water for the growing N

Warsaw, VA – A popular hangout for bald eagles along the East Coast is listed as one of the top ten National Wildlife Refuges most at risk, according to a new report from Defenders of Wildlife. The Rappahannock River Valley Wildlife Refuge is home to about 400 bald eagles who winter in the ref

Portsmouth, VA – Cars, trucks and factories shouldn't get all the blame for climate change pollution. Virginia's busy seaports are also a part of the problem, according to a petition filed with the Environmental Protection Agency. Several environmental groups want the EPA to enforce clean air

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