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PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 


Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 21, 2019 


Last night, ten candidates took the stage for a more civil debate than we've seen so far this cycle to talk about issues from climate change to corruption in politics - but there were some tense moments.

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Surfers will be out in force along the Pacific Coast as we head toward summer, and some will be thinking about sharks in the water, though experts say it's the sharks that are in danger - from over-hunting. Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group, says, between 1926 and 2007, there were o

A new study from UC Santa Barbara finds, if steps aren’t taken to protect California sheephead fish habitat, there’s a chance overfishing could wipe out the entire male population of the species that’s born female, but can transform into males as they grow larger. Dr. Jennifer Ca

There are many unanswered questions relating to the outbreak of swine flu, mainly 'Where did it start?' and 'How is the virus spreading?' Some observers think industrial animal feeding operations are to blame. Bob Martin, senior officer with Pew Environment Group, says he’s not surprised by

As the Obama administration considers opening a new stretch of Alaskan coastline to offshore oil drilling, environmentalists are commemorating the anniversary of one of the country's greatest ecological disasters. 20 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alas

As talks to bring a lasting truce between Israel and Hamas progress, humanitarian efforts in war-torn Gaza are moving into a new phase as well. The West Coast-based relief agency Mercy Corps has been in the region working with other humanitarian groups to provide nearly 100,000 Gazans with such basi

The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East escalated over the weekend, when Israel launched a ground invasion against Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. The fighting is delaying aid groups from delivering much needed food and supplies to the region's 1.5 million residents. Joy Portella,

2008 has been a big year for disasters – including the China earthquake in May, the Georgia conflict in August and the recent floods in Honduras. Californians now have an opportunity to support those areas in their recovery efforts through Mercy Corps, which is offering more than 20 different

Sustainable agriculture is catching on in California. No longer an unfamiliar phrase to many people, sustainable farming practices are becoming more mainstream. Growers from all over the state are meeting at the Monterey County Fairgrounds for the fourth annual "Sustainable Ag Expo." Kris O'Connor,

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