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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 

Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: August 7, 2014

MAP: The free map created by 10 outdoor recreation and conservation groups is credited with giving a much needed push to the local economy of Darrington, Wash., after the Oso mudslide cut access to the town for two months this spring. Image courtesy

DARRINGTON, Wash. – A visit from a U.S. senator and a newly launched science and technology program for school children are just two of the most recent developments in Darrington. The town of about 1,400 gained worldwide attention in March for its proximity to the deadly Oso mudslide, which ...Read More

PHOTO: The Idaho Land Board is considering a permit to allow commercial suction dredging for gold on the Salmon River, even though the EPA says the area is off limits. Photo credit: Jonathan Oppenheimer

BOISE, Idaho – With gold prices at around $1,300 an ounce, motivation is strong to mine for the metal in Idaho. Many rivers and streams can be used by gold panners or suction dredges, but the Environmental Protection Agency has said parts of the Salmon River are off limits to the dredges bec ...Read More

PHOTO: California lawmakers will consider a bill that is aimed at streamlining the solar permitting process. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) says his bill, AB 2188, will help lower the cost of solar installations and further expand the accessibility of solar to more California homeowners who want to control their electricity bills and generate their own clean energy. Credit: NASA.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Making it easier, cheaper and faster for California homeowners to get rooftop solar systems is the idea behind proposed legislation being pushed at the State Capitol. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi says his bill will streamline the permitting process to eliminate confusion ...Read More

PHOTO: The John Jorgenson Electric Band will perform at the 10th Annual Guitar Town at Copper Mountain Resort this weekend. Photo courtesy: Jason Henke

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – It's no secret that Colorado's share of natural beauty and snow are draws for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, but this weekend the state will be a destination for music lovers from around the nation. This marks the 10th year for Copper Mountain's Guitar To ...Read More

PHOTO: There is an urgent need for blood donations in Indiana this month. Photo credit: Albaraac/wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS – As summer starts to wind down, local blood donations tend to slow down, too. Lucy Wehking, corporate communications specialist for the Indiana Blood Center, says the center was unable to fill a few hospital orders this week because of a lower amount of blood donations. She s ...Read More

PHOTO: Two lawsuits from Ohio were among six same-sex marriage cases heard before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Photo credit: WMMO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio was the latest battleground in the fight over marriage equality. On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments in six same-sex marriage cases from four states. Two lawsuits involve Ohio couples seeking recogni ...Read More

PHOTO: More Missouri homes and businesses are turning to solar energy, according to a new report, but there is no clear consensus on how to keep that growth going. Photo credit: pedrojperez/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It's been a bright few years for solar energy in Missouri, with a new report detailing the state's triple-digit growth in solar capacity several years in a row. But experts caution the outlook won't be so sunny if the state doesn't support the policies in place. P.J. W ...Read More

PHOTO: Terry Goddard is among the former Arizona attorneys general who have formed an organization of legal professionals who support marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Photo courtesy of Terry Goddard.

PHOENIX – Two former Arizona attorneys general are part of a recently formed organization supporting marriage equality in the Grand Canyon State. Former Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods are among more than 150 attorneys who have come together to form Arizona Lawyers for the Fr ...Read More

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