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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - CA: Salmon Recovery

Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service considering petition to delist Southern Resident killer whales

The public comment period closes tonight (Monday, 9 p.m.) on a petition to remove some killer whales from the federal endangered species list. Some California farmers say the Southern Resident orcas are not eligible because they're no different than any other type of whale. Miyoko Sakashita, ocean

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The City of Santa Cruz is considering a ban on bullfrogs. The council is expected to vote today on an ordinance that would make it illegal to buy, sell or possess an American Bullfrog. Chris Berry, a member of the county Fish and Game Advisory Commission that supports the

A federal bill that aims to divert more water to central California farmers may be starting a new water war in the Golden State. The "San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act" would undo bipartisan water-reform legislation that was passed by the state in 2009 after decades of litigation. George Tor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's latest drought may be over, but experts warn the state's water crisis remains. Sunne Wright McPeak, president of the Delta Vision Foundation, says because of the unpredictability of the state's water supply and the crisis of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosyste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The salmon are returning to the Golden State. New numbers from the California Department of Fish and Game are giving both recreational and commercial fishermen hope for a fishing season this year. Last fall, 163,000 Chinook salmon returned to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, wh

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento-San Joaquin River system is on the verge of collapse, according to a new study that ranks the watershed in the number two spot on a list of "America's Most Endangered Rivers." It was released today by the conservation group American Rivers. John Cain, conservatio

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A Governor's Task Force will present its recommendation to the State Fish and Game Commission today for a system of marine reserves that will dot the coast from Santa Barbara to the Mexico border. Boun Prasert has been fishing off California's piers for most of his adult lif

SAN FRANCISCO - An Obama Administration task force is in California this week to take a closer look at the Pacific Ocean. Officials are crafting the first national policy for managing oceans adjacent to the United States. They are in the Bay Area to learn about challenges facing the West Coast, whic

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