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PNS Daily Newscast - November 27, 2020. 

A call on state congressional delegations to speed COVID-19 economic relief; a gap in trapping pollution impacts communities of color.

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

CORRECTED 2:30pm MST 11/25 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield would be the second Black woman in US UN Ambassador role, Susan Rice was the first. Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Archive: April 29, 2015

Forest restoration collaborations are taking place at more than two dozen sites around Idaho. Local stakeholders help the U.S. Forest Service decide about timber harvest, recreation and wildlife habitat. Credit: Rainbow Lake region in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests by Mike Hayes.

BOISE, Idaho - Transferring control of public lands has been a hot-button topic throughout the West - and recently in Congress. Legislation seeking state control of federal public lands didn't succeed in Idaho this year, but it's expected bills will surface again. Holly Endersby, Idaho chapter repr ...Read More

PHOTO: Scammers already are using the earthquake in Nepal as a ruse to get people to give them money, claiming to be or work for legitimate charities. Photo courtesy of

RENO, Nev. - Be cautious if donating money to any organization claiming to be helping earthquake victims in Nepal. Caution is the message from Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada president Tim Johnston, who said major disasters, such as the Nepal quake that has killed and injured thousands, t ...Read More

PHOTO: Speakers, including West Virginia AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue, brought up mine deaths and mine safety at the annual Workers Memorial Day observance on the State Capitol grounds. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mine safety - and recent changes to mine-safety laws - came up at West Virginia's Workers Memorial Day observance. As part of the annual ceremony, state AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Josh Sword read aloud the names of 17 miners, utility workers and others who died on the job, as a ...Read More

PHOTO: Tempe City Council is considering an ordinance that would make it illegal to smoke with a child in the car, which would make it Arizona's first city to pass such a law. Image courtesy City of Tempe.

TEMPE, Ariz. - Tempe could become Arizona's first city to ban smoking with children in the car. City Council member David Schapira said he's a supporter of the proposed ordinance that would make it illegal for the driver or any passenger in a motor vehicle to smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes o ...Read More

PHOTO: Almost all cars in California will have to be electric if 2050 greenhouse-gas emissions goals are to be met. A new report calls for aggressive measures to meet them. Photo credit: jppi/

If California takes the most aggressive approach to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, it'll be rewarded with 1 million new jobs and a 6 percent jump in economic growth by 2050, according to a report released Tuesday from the University of California-Berkeley. The report looked at ways to reach Cal ...Read More

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