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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River is one of two that received protection as Wild and Scenic just a year ago. (Thomas O'Keefe)

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - At this time a year ago, Washington gained its newest wilderness acreage when President Obama signed a bill expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. For the town of Snoqualmie, one of the closest to the Alpine Lakes area, the wilderness addition has capped off a big year. Mon

Rafters on the Wenatchee River may not mix well with helicopters landing in the nearby Enchantment Peak area. Credit: Wildwater River Guides

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The comment period has just closed for a U.S. Army proposal to do helicopter training exercises in some scenic Washington recreation spots. Joint Base Lewis-McChord says its crews could practice landing helicopters on local mountains rather than flying to Colorado, as they do n

Members of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Association show off their handiwork, built to go over the Dungeness River in Olympic National Forest. Courtesy: U.S. Forest Service

SEATTLE – More than two dozen projects on national forests in Washington need volunteers this Saturday for National Public Lands Day. Much of the work to be done is trail maintenance and cleanup, but there's also some painting and sprucing up of park structures in a few areas. Public lands

A small-business coalition says building a large oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver would change the city's character and culture, and end up costing more jobs than it creates. Credit: Washington Department of Transportation.

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Small businesses in Vancouver say the city is becoming its own economic powerhouse and doesn't need an oil-shipping terminal to create jobs. Members of the group "Vancouver 101" estimate that if only one in 30 businesses now in the area moves or closes because of a proposed Tesor

PHOTO: The Ebey Blockhouse on Whidbey Island is one of the historic farm buildings at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve near Coupeville. The reserve is a candidate for preservation in 2016 with Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

SEATTLE - On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Energy Committee takes up the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which has brought $600 million to the Evergreen State over the last 50 years for conservation and recreation projects. But the LWCF is set to expire this fall, and Congress h

PHOTO: As Washington becomes more diverse, workshops are being held in schools across the state to acquaint teachers and school personnel with refugee customs and experiences, and help them relate to the new students and families in their area. Photo credit: kobby_dagan/FeaturePics.com.
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SEATTLE - As Washington's population becomes more diverse, there's a greater need to understand what refugees go through, to help them adapt. School's Out Washington is sponsoring training to explain the issues faced by refugees to teachers and other school workers. Beth Farmer, a licensed indepen

PHOTO: There isn't much time for sitting as a member of this youthful crew working to relocate the Kelly Creek Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It's one of 50 projects across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Photo courtesy of Northwest Youth Corps.

SEATTLE - As part of a campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to introduce young people to their public lands heritage, 50 wild places across the country have been chosen for conservation and trail maintenance work this fall. In Washington, crews are working in the

PHOTO: It's prime time to raft the Sauk River in northwestern Washington, and the town of Darrington is hoping people won't stay away in the aftermath of this year's deadly Oso mudslide. Photo courtesy Adventure Cascades.

DARRINGTON, Wash. – Before becoming widely known for the devastating Oso mudslide in March, Snohomish County was perhaps best known for its outdoor recreation. The conservation community is lending a hand to help restore that reputation. Nine Washington groups have created a colorful broch

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