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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - UT: Cultural Resources

Oil and gas production on one parcel of public land opened by the BLM for drilling would be visible from the visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - Conservation groups say they'll challenge the Bureau of Land Management's plan to offer 75 leases for oil and gas development on some 100,000 acres of publicly owned land near Dinosaur National Monument and in the San Rafael Swell. Nada Culver, senior director for agency policy for

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments could be eliminated or reduced in size under a federal review that ends next week. (Josh Ewing)

BOULDER, Utah – Many Utah business owners and tribes are making a last-minute push to save the state's national monuments, under threat from a federal review that ends one week from today. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has until Aug. 24 to make recommendations on whether to shrink or re

National monuments including the Grand Staircase-Escalante could be rescinded or reduced under a new order by President Trump. (Getty Images)

BOULDER, Utah – Public lands defenders from Utah and across the country are in the nation's capital this week, urging leaders to protect America's national monuments. President Donald Trump ordered a review of monuments designated since 1996 under the Antiquities Act, including Utah's Grand

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is one of more than a dozen national parks, monuments and public lands in the state. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah House have approved a resolution calling for the attorney general to file a lawsuit claiming ownership of all federal lands within the state's borders. The measure, approved on a 60-15 vote, would authorize $14 million of taxpayer money to take such a case to th

PHOTO: Two cities in Utah are among the best in the U.S. for older Americans to live, according to the Milken Institute's

SALT LAKE CITY - According to the Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, released Tuesday, Provo and Salt Lake City are among the nation's best cities for aging Americans. The report ranks Provo third and Salt Lake fifth on its list of 100 cities. Laura Polacheck, communications d

PHOTO: The federal government says it plans to prosecute everyone who illegally rode an ATV on federally protected lands in southeastern Utah over the weekend. Photo courtesy City of Blanding, Utah.

BLANDING, Utah - The federal government says it plans to prosecute everyone who illegally rode an ATV on federally protected lands in southeastern Utah over the weekend. Juan Palma with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says his agency will "pursue all available redress through the legal system to

PHOTO: Recapture Canyon near Blanding, Utah, may be the site of another tense standoff over western public lands this weekend, as people plan to ride their ATVs in areas that have been off limits to motorized vehicles since 2007. Photo courtesy City of Blanding, Utah.

BLANDING, Utah – Could Southeastern Utah be the next place where private residents challenge the federal government's authority on public lands? Bureau of Land Management officials in Utah say they have been made aware that a group led by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman plans to ride

PHOTO: A court ruling ensures that motorized vehicle use will continue to be restricted at Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. Photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY - A recent court ruling will ensure that motorized vehicle use will continue to be restricted at Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. Attorney Stephen Bloch with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance says the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by San Jua

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