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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 29th, 2017 


Here's what's happening: Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for 100 days, the People's Climate march on Washington is taking place today, and another missle launch from North Korea.

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Public News Service - NV: Rural/Farming

Today is World Wildlife Day. In Nevada, habitat protection plays into the debate over control of  federal public land. (Castlelass/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day and Nevada conservation groups are pushing hard on several fronts to protect wildlife in the Silver State. Perhaps the most controversial issue is the movement to transfer federal lands to state control. Eighty-one percent of the land in N

The Oregon standoff protesters' ideas about federal land ownership are well-known in Nevada. And the leaders have deep ties to the Silver State. (Castlelass/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Nevada critics of the armed seizure of a federal facility in Oregon are speaking out – since the protest leaders have deep ties to the Silver State. The leaders of the armed group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – demanding the federal government hand o

The USDA estimates farmers markets that have been open at least two years have seen a 64 percent increase in customer traffic. Courtesy: Shirley's Farmers Markets

RENO, Nev. - Americans increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown, which may account for the booming popularity of farmers markets in Nevada and around the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the first week of August as "National Farmers Market Week

PHOTO: As wildfire season gets underway in Nevada, trees that are unusually dry from the ongoing drought may pose a serious fire threat. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

RENO, Nev. – Drought-ravaged trees could pose a serious threat to homeowners and forest communities as Nevada's wildfire season gets underway. Amy Ray, a fire marshal with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, says years of drought has caused many trees to dry out, which could create

PHOTO: Efforts involving ranchers, conservationists and government agencies continue in Nevada and other Western states to improve enough habitat to avoid having the sage-grouse listed as a threatened or endangered species. Photo credit National Park Service.

AUSTIN, Nev. - Private landowners and conservationists in Nevada and several other Western states continue to work together to prevent the sage-grouse from being listed as an endangered species. Duane Coombs, manager of the 250,000-acre Smith Creek Ranch near Austin, Nevada, is among those working

PHOTO: The Sierra Nevada Mountains are inching upward, and research from the University of Nevada-Reno connects the shift to farmers pulling water from aquifers beneath Californian's fertile Central Valley. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

RENO, Nev. - Research from the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) has linked water extraction in California's Central Valley to upward movement of the Sierra Nevada mountains and earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. Professor Geoff Blewitt with the UNR College of Science says his research shows that d

PHOTO: A state program reaching out to veterans in Nevada's rural areas is growing in popularity. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Defense.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Veterans living in rural Nevada will likely have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans Services officer without having to leave town. ROVER, which stands for "Rural Outreach for Veterans Enrichment and Resources," is the way the State Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provi

PHOTO: The University of Nevada, Reno hopes several workshops being held around the state help farmers survive another year of extreme drought. Photo courtesy USDA.

RENO, Nevada - Helping Nevada farmers survive another year of severe drought is what the University of Nevada-Reno hopes to do by holding several workshops across the state. Jay Davison, crop specialist at the university's Cooperative Extension, said they'll focus on water availability, recommended

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