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March 13, 2019 - 11:30 am
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - President Donald Trump signed an extensive and long-awaited public-lands package on Tuesday. It permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, although his new budget gives almost no funding to the program, which has historically been under-funded by...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:26 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - the Land and Water Conservation Fund may finally be permanently reauthorized as part of the large public lands bill expected to be up for a vote in the U.S. House next week. A program that has brought more than 100-million dollars to Nevada parks and other outdoor...
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February 01, 2019 - 1:22 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - The annual "Conservation in the West" poll is out from Colorado College. It shows that voters in Nevada and seven other western states place a high priority on protecting the environment, and disagree with the administration's emphasis on mining and fossil fuels. Almost two...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:31 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - This week a group of veterans from around the United States, including Nevada, are meeting with lawmakers, pushing for action on several public lands bills. Protect the wilderness in Pershing County. That's the message one Nevada veteran is bringing to Congress this week...
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October 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - Most of the land in Nevada is federally owned, and that means public lands underscore many political issues in the state. Little wonder that leading up to the midterm elections, politicians are trying to appeal to Nevada voters on a range of land-related issues. More than...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports parks, wildlife refuges and historic sites at no cost to taxpayers, is set to expire in September if Congress does not take action. Veterans nationwide are calling for the fund's renewal, saying public lands are vital to...
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July 13, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Latino Conservation Week is July 14-22. Events nationwide hosted by environmental organizations and faith groups will celebrate Latino stewardship efforts and encourage members of Latino families and communities to get outdoors. Latinos are expected to make up nearly a third of...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:23 pm
CARSON CITY, NV (KXNT) - As the nation observes the sacrifices made by service members this Memorial Day weekend, more than 8,000 veterans have signed a letter calling on Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund as a critical source of funding for historic battlefields,...
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