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PNS Daily Newscast - October 24, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; the Pentagon attempts to clear the air on the ambush of U.S. troops; high marks for the nation’s capital city in meeting the needs of immigrant children; and we’ll tell you why experts are encouraging expanded vision screening of kids.

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Public News Service - AZ: Cultural Resources

Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument's pristine cliffs are notable for their fossils and human relics. (Bureau of Land Management)

PHOENIX -- People who prize Arizona's public lands are breathing a sigh of relief that Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument is off the chopping block - after the feds announced Friday that no changes will be made. There are 26 national monuments under review, and many feared Interior Secretary

Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument could be downsized under a review by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (BLM)

VERMILLION CLIFFS, Ariz. – The National Park System in Arizona each year draws 12 million visitors, who spend almost $1 billion and support more than 15,000 jobs, according to new fact sheets by Democratic Party members of the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. Public lands advocates hope

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

Saguaro National Park near Tucson is part of Arizona's 12.2 million acres of public lands available for recreation. (aimintang/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Public lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management host millions of visitors each year who participate in non-motorized or "quiet" recreation activities. These generate $2.8 billion and support 25,000 jobs for the U.S. economy, according to a study commissioned by the Pew Charit

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

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

PHOTO: Congressman Raśl Grijalva is sponsoring three bills in Congress to protect public lands and cultural resources in southern Arizona, lending some certainty to the state's outdoor recreation economy. Photo credit: Representative Raśl Grijalva.

PHOENIX – Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D–Tucson) is sponsoring three bills in Congress which he says seek to better protect and preserve public lands, cultural resources and the economy. The proposed legislation would create multiple heritage and conservation areas on over tw

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