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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - AZ: Native American Issues

Advocates are pushing to save 'Planning 2.0,' a set of guidelines meant to foster more public input on the future of such federal lands as the Kaibab National Forest. (Michelle Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Aziz. – As early as next week, the U.S. Senate could repeal some Bureau of Land Management guidelines known as "Planning 2.0.," that spell out the rules for including the public in planning the future of public lands. Advocates say these guidelines are needed, but since they took ef

Today is Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol, which will host members of dozens of conservation groups. (gnagel/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Dozens of groups are part of today's Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol. They're visiting legislators to discuss such issues as conserving water, protecting air quality and ensuring access to public lands. Among the participants this year are 60 high-school students fro

Bison graze in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.(Michelle Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – A group of Arizona legislators, tribal leaders and outdoor advocates is in Washington, D.C., today, pushing the administration to create a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon before President Obama leaves office. The group wants the president to use his power

The Grand Canyon and many other public-lands sites will be admission-free tomorrow, for National Public Lands Day. (Mmainco/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, and to celebrate, admission to national parks is free. That includes 15 sites in Arizona. Many parks have also organized service projects and need volunteers to help maintain trails and pull invasive plants. Raul Aguirre, the owner of REA Medi

The watershed for the Grand Canyon would be protected under a proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Monument. (Thomas O'Keefe)

PHOENIX - American voters overwhelmingly support creating a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon, according to a new poll. Two polling firms - one Democratic, one Republican - polled 800 voters. Ninety-three percent agreed that the Grand Canyon is a national treasure for all A

The public comment period ends Sept. 3 on a plan to build a gondola to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. (Thomas O'Keefe)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Tomorrow is the last day to comment on whether a private developer should be able to install a high-wire tram in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Escalade project would include a gondola that would descend to the canyon floor and a 420-acre amusement park-type amphitheater,

The ancient Petrified Forest near Holbrook is one of Arizona's iconic national parks. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - A coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community leaders is asking for more representation for all Americans in national parks and other public lands. The groups are using the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to start a change.org petit

A new poll says a broad cross-section of Arizona voters backs the proposal for a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A new poll shows strong support for creating a new national monument to protect the Grand Canyon watershed and honor the region's Native American history and culture. Despite some opposition, said U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., who proposed creation of the "Greater Grand Canyo

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