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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2020 


President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - CA: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Fresno, CA – Packing heat ready to fire in national parks has long been prohibited. Guns are allowed, but they have to be unloaded unless taken into a hunting unit. This rule, which dates from the Reagan era, is designed to protect park visitors and wildlife, according to the National Parks Co

Los Angeles, CA – Ten candles today for the "Roadless Rule." It was controversial when first proposed a decade ago, and is still being challenged in court. However, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) policy has survived intact. Today, it keeps more than four million acres of California's backcount

First came the oil spill, now the threat of the oil drill. The San Francisco Bay oil spill couldn't have come at a worse time for millions of ducks, geese and other birds that migrate annually from Alaska to warmer climates in California. Those same birds now face another oil threat, but it's on the

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