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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - AZ: Environmental Justice

A proposal to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has spurred competing legislation in Congress, and Arizonans are being asked to weigh in. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

PHOENIX – Alaska Natives are touring the Southwest this week, drumming up support for a bill in Congress to ban oil and gas drilling in parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in tribe spoke in Tucson yesterday and will speak in Phoenix today. They're showing a

Conservation and health advocates warn that Congress is working to gut environmental regulations that protect Arizona's air and water. (mmainco/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Public health and environmental groups warn that low-income Arizonans will be at greater risk for respiratory problems and heart disease linked to pollution if the new Congress guts environmental and health regulations. The House of Representatives went back into session last week,

Conservation groups are criticizing the Final Environmental Impact Statement on Glen Canyon Dam. (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

LAKE POWELL, Ariz. – Conservation groups are slamming the feds' final proposal for fixes at Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell on the Colorado River. The U.S. Department of the Interior just released the final environmental impact statement on the new management plan, and the public review period

Conservation groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife are concerned about a lack of progress in reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. (JimClark/USFWS)

TUCSON, Ariz. - It has been 40 years today since the Mexican gray wolf was listed as an endangered species, but conservationists are concerned about what they see as a serious lack of progress in reintroducing the animal into the wild. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted only 97 lobo

Native Americans were among the hundreds of indigenous peoples represented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. (robb/morguefile)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Representatives of Native American tribes from Arizona, New Mexico and other U.S. regions were in Paris this month as part of an international delegation of indigenous peoples at the United Nations conference on climate change. The treaty has yet to be ratified, but the tribes say

Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., a coal-fired power plant. Credit: EX3N/iStock

PHOENIX - Climate change groups are speaking out against Arizona's participation in a lawsuit to block the "carbon rule" section of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. On Friday, Arizona joined 23 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency saying its plan to force states to cut car

Bison in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Credit: Michele Vacchiano/iStock

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - One-point-seven million acres adjoining the Grand Canyon's north and south rims would become part of a new national monument if a bill, announced Monday, becomes law. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and leaders from 11 Native American tribes gathered in Flagstaff to announce

Arizona scientists say evidence from tree rings proves the 2015 snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains was the worst in 500 years. Credit: nickpedersen/iStockphoto

TUCSON, Ariz. - It's no surprise to anyone watching the Northern California fire devastation this month: Arizona scientists say this year's snowpack level in the Sierra Nevada Mountains was the worst in 50 years. It's the conclusion of a report published Monday by scientists from the University of

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