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PNS Daily News - October 11, 2019 


Energy Secretary Rick Perry is handed a subpoena in the impeachment inquiry; and the Trump administration approves drug testing as a condition for unemployment benefits.

2020Talks - October 11, 2019 


Nine candidates addressed LGBTQ issues last night, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay top-tier presidential primary candidate.

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Public News Service - CA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Sacramento, CA - It's time to take an inventory of California's "wild side." That's the goal of a state assembly bill now working its way through the state capitol in Sacramento. It asks for an inventory of state lands and an assessment of which areas should be protected as wilderness. Jim Metropul

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, Californians have until midnight tonight to submit comments on a proposal to allow loaded guns in national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association opposes the plan, arguing that a current rule requiring guns to be unloade

A national environmental law firm plans to sue the federal government over what it calls a failure to enforce the Clean Air Act and reduce haze and other air pollution in national parks. The suit, brought by Earth Justice on behalf of two groups, Environmental Defense and the National Parks Conserva

Sacramento, CA – As firefighters continue to mount a heroic effort against raging wildfires, California residents are being urged to take action to protect their homes. Rich Fairbanks, fire specialist with The Wilderness Society, says homeowners need not feel helpless, even while catastrophic

Washington, D.C. – The stage is set for more than 300,000 acres of new wilderness in California, after the U.S. House passed two wilderness bills Monday. One protects areas of Riverside County; the other, parts of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. They're small compared to a third piece of p

Los Angeles, CA - With the price of gas topping four dollars a gallon, many people are opting to vacation closer to home. Luckily for Californians who are thinking that way, there are 23 national parks in their own backyard. Laine Hendricks with the National Parks Conservation Association says mos

The United States loses 6,000 acres of open space every single day, according to a new report to be released in conjunction with Earth Day on Tuesday. The Campaign for America's Wilderness study spotlights 10 national treasures in trouble, finding these currently unprotected wild lands vulnerable to

Sacramento, CA - There are no boundaries when it comes to the effects of global warming and air pollution, and many of California's national parks are suffering as a result. A new federal study has uncovered a "dirty little secret": a surprisingly high concentration of toxic pollution in the air, la

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