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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Environmental groups are encouraging people who enjoy hiking, camping or hunting in the Ruby Mountains to share their personal stories about the area with the U.S. Forest Service. (Nick Bonzey/Flickr)

ELKO COUNTY, Nev. — The Ruby Mountains in northeast Nevada are known for hiking trails to 11,000-foot peaks and alpine lakes. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is considering making 54,000 acres of land in the mountain range available to lease for oil and gas development. But a coalition of almos

Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is one of hundreds of sites that have benefited from Land and Water Conservation Funds over the years. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Outdoor recreation groups are slamming President Donald Trump's new budget proposal because it slashes the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 98 percent. That fund is fed by hundreds of millions of dollars per year in revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling, money th

The fund that helped expand Red Rock National Conservation Area would be emptied as part of President Donald Trump's new budget proposal. (kconnors/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Both of Nevada's U.S. senators are joining conservation groups to fight a provision in President Donald Trump's 2019 budget proposal that would drain $230 million from a fund that helps acquire new lands for public benefit. The budget would clear out any unspent funds in

Veterans' groups say they hope the president will call for protections for public lands in his State of the Union address. (Kurt Kuznicki)

PHOENIX, AZ – As President Donald Trump gets ready to deliver his State of the Union speech, more than 1,200 veterans have just sent him a letter, urging him to protect boundaries of national monuments such as Gold Butte. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered a report to the president

Public lands advocates fear the precedent set with Cliven Bundy's release will encourage others to seize public land for private use.(Gage Skidmore)

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. -- Progressive groups cried foul when a federal judge released Cliven Bundy last week, but others say justice was served - even if the debate continues over federal control of public lands. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro found that the prosecution intentionally withheld evide

El Dorado Canyon in Clark County is one of dozens of places under consideration for the

MESQUITE, Nev. – The future of special places on public land such as the El Dorado, South McCullough and Muddy Mountains is up for discussion at a series of public meetings with federal officials this week and next. The Bureau of Land Management is holding a forum Wednesday night in Mesquite

Monitoring at the Carson River Superfund site could be endangered by cuts proposed for the EPA.(Castlelass/Morguefile)

RENO, Nev. – Groups concerned about pollution, air quality and climate change are hosting a summit tonight in Reno about the huge proposed budget cuts at the EPA - and the consequences for Nevada. The Trump administration's budget included a 31 percent cut to the agency. Jennifer Ann is th

A leaked document indicates that Gold Butte is one of the national monuments whose boundaries the Trump administration wants to shrink. (Bureau of Land Mgmt.)

MESQUITE, Nev. – Small business leaders from Nevada have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking that national monuments like Gold Butte be left intact. They join hundreds of colleagues from towns near monuments across the nation - arguing that the economic benefits that these prist

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