PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 

President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  

Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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would make it illegal to use a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for entertainment purposes.

SACRAMENTO - The controversial documentary film "Blackfish" is prompting a California state lawmaker to propose legislation (Assembly Bill 2140) to ban the use of killer whales for entertainment. The bill's author says killer whales, or orcas, are too big and too intelligent to be confined in small

PHOTO: California egg producers have less than a year to comply with the voter-approved Proposition 2. The new law requires that egg-laying hens and certain other farm animals have enough room to turn around and extend their limbs, but animal-rights advocates say the majority of egg producers have yet to begin the conversion. Photo: royalty free stock photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California will be rolling out new rules for cage-free egg production in less than a year, but some animal rights advocates worry egg producers aren't moving fast enough to comply with the new law. Voters approved Proposition 2 in 2008, giving California farmers more than

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A mysterious and sudden epidemic is hitting sea stars along the West Coast from Alaska to San Diego. Scientists call it sea star wasting because the starfish can literally disintegrate into goo in a matter of days. Pete Raimondi, a biologist and professor at University

PHOTO: The national farm animal rescue group, Farm Sanctuary, is encouraging people to save a turkey this Thanksgiving. The Adopt a Turkey Project gives people the opportunity to sponsor one of the rescued birds who reside at the group's shelters in California and New York. The group has provided care for more than 1,000 rescued turkeys over the last 25 years. Photo courtesy Farm Sanctuary.

ACTON, Calif. - President Obama isn't the only one who can pardon a Thanksgiving turkey. A national farm animal rescue group is giving every Californian a chance to save a turkey this Thanksgiving. According to Bruce Friedrich, advocacy director for Farm Sanctuary, through the "Adopt a Turkey Proj

PHOTO: A screenshot from undercover video allegedly filmed at a Colorado cattle facility owned by a California company based in Tulare. Three workers were arrested on Friday for animal cruelty. Video from Compassion Over Killing.

TULARE, Calif. - A California company is vowing to cooperate with authorities investigating allegations of animal abuse at one of their livestock operations in Colorado. A national animal rights group released disturbing undercover video last week that allegedly shows workers mistreating calves at Q

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove federal protections for gray wolves, and has extended the public comment period to 10/28/13. A poll conducted by Tulchin Research shows most Californians want wolf recovery efforts to continue. Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove federal protections for wolves in California and other states. California hasn't had a wolf population in decades, aside from a single lone wolf that returned to Oregon in March after roaming Northern California for 15 mo

PHOTO: Environmental groups warn that HR 1526 would return Western forests to the days of clear-cutting to bring in money for counties  an approach they say is short-sighted. Photo credit: Chandra LeGue.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Legislation that would greatly increase logging on public land in the Pacific Northwest is on a list of this week's priorities released by U.S. House Republican leaders, and it could have far-reaching effects for California. The bill, HR 1526, includes several options to cut mor

PHOTO: Four fishermen groups want the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its decision to end the

SAN DIEGO - A lawsuit is being filed over the decision to end the "no otter zone" in Southern California. Some fishing industry groups say allowing sea otters to come back will "ravage" valuable fisheries for sea urchins, lobsters and other species preyed on by the animals. However, environmental gr

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