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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: January 16, 2009

Wolves in Minnesota and two other Midwest states are set to be removed from the Endangered Species List under a decision by the Bush administration. Groups including the National Humane Society blocked the previous effort to de-list the gray wolf in 2007. This week's action by the U.S. Fish and Wild ...Read More

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network, ...Read More

In what’s being called the largest expansion of children’s health care coverage in a dozen years, the U.S. House voted to extend the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing insurance to 11 million children, including more than 4 million currently uninsured. With ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – Several environmental and conservation groups are urging Congress to consider funding in the stimulus package for infrastructure that goes beyond roads and bridges. They are promoting construction and development of advanced biofuel refineries, biomass research, and renewable en ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that will provide for the largest increase in wilderness protections in more than 25 years - a total of two million acres covering nine states. Mike Matz, executive director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness, ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon's small businesses say they want health care reform and are willing to pay for it. More than 65 percent of all Oregon companies are small businesses, and a majority of them provide health coverage to their employees. But, as insurance costs skyrocket, many are facing toug ...Read More

Casper, WY – The U.S. Senate has voted to protect approximately one million acres on the Wyoming Range, placing them off-limits to future oil and gas development. The Wyoming Range Legacy Act has been approved as part of a package of public land, water and resource bills. Outfitter Gary Ameri ...Read More

Several environmental groups have filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to challenge a plan that clears the way for oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. While many promote oil shale as a non-foreign answer to the nation's oil needs, the lawsuit references BLM researc ...Read More

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