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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - AZ: Sustainable Agriculture

The state of Arizona says the fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are safe to eat, removing a decades-old consumption advisory. Credit: Apollob66/iStockphoto.

PHOENIX – For the first time in decades, fish in the Gila River and its tributaries are now safe to eat. That's according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which lifted a fish consumption advisory that had been in place for 24 years, mainly because farmers phased out toxic p

PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental

PHOTO: A compromise on the Farm Bill reached this week includes funding for programs that support rural development, jobs and farm income. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

PHOENIX – Final passage of the much-delayed federal Farm Bill is expected today. The five-year compromise includes funding for programs that support conservation and renewable energy. While overall, the Energy Title funding has been reduced, Andy Olsen, a senior policy advocate at the Envir

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PHOENIX – A new advocacy group is raising concerns about the growing imbalance of water use and supply from the Colorado River. Made up of of 13,000 Latinos in Southwestern states, Nuestro Rio (Spanish for "our river") supports actions to sustain the river's flow. Its Arizona coordinator, Sal

PHOENIX - Endangered animals, outdoor recreation and the timber industry could peacefully coexist in Arizona's national forests under new management guidelines proposed by the Obama administration. The first "forest planning rule" update in 30 years will require use of the best available science to

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