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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Proposed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could disrupt the Porcupine caribou's migration and calving. (Pixabay)

ALAMOSA, Colo. -- Representatives of a Native American tribe in Alaska are making their way across the Southwest in an effort to raise public awareness about a proposal to open up parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for fossil fuel production. Members of the Gwich'in nation will be in Ala

Brian Weinberg of the Capital Institute (bottom right) joined others at a summit in Boulder to brainstorm ways to establish a regenerative world economy. (Brett McPherson)

BOULDER, Colo. — A three-day summit has just wrapped up in Boulder with what could be new benchmarks for transforming the entire global economy. The Regenerative Future Summit brought in top thinkers, economists, and sustainability experts to expand on the concepts of former JP Morgan Chase

Native Americans are leading efforts to restore sections of the Rio Grande watershed in southern Colorado. (Conservation Lands Foundation)

ALAMOSA, Co. – Five young people from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico have traveled north to complete wildlife habitat and water-restoration projects at the Rio Grande Natural Area near Antonito, Colorado. Angel Peña, conservation program associate with the Conservation Lands Foundation

Colorado groups joined a national protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. (350.org)

DENVER - Native American and environmental organizations in Colorado joined a national day of action Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The groups are urging President Obama to rescind the project's permits and conduct an environmental review. Glenn

Congress is considering reauthorizing a fund that helps protect iconic sites such as Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

DENVER - It's not a household name, but The Land and Water Conservation Fund may be one of the most successful conservation programs in the nation's history, according to a new report. The fund is set to expire in 20 days unless Congress moves to reauthorize the program. David Nickum, executive d

PHOTO: Conservationists and sportsmen want federal public lands to remain in public hands, instead of being handed over to states or private entities, as the Republican National Committee has recently proposed. Photo courtesy of Suzanne O'Neill.

DENVER - The Colorado Wildlife Federation, along with 40 other conservation and sportsman groups, is asking the Republican National Committee (RNC) to reconsider its support of states and the private sector taking responsibility for federal public lands. The RNC passed the resolution this year, but

PHOTO: The John Jorgenson Electric Band will perform at the 10th Annual Guitar Town at Copper Mountain Resort this weekend. Photo courtesy: Jason Henke

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – It's no secret that Colorado's share of natural beauty and snow are draws for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, but this weekend the state will be a destination for music lovers from around the nation. This marks the 10th year for Copper Mountain's Guitar To

Photo: High school senior Jaime Leon Riva is in custody, facing deportation to El Salvador. Courtesy: American Friends Service Committee

AURORA, Colo. - This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations. Family and friends of Jaime Leon Riva, a high school senior from Dillon, Colo., hope help comes in time for him. The El Salvador-bo

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