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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

A Muni streetcar along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during the December holiday season. Credit: Luciano Mortula/iStockphoto.

BERKELEY, Calif. – Encouraging Californians to use the state's light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out today from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francis

The 1989 Loma Prieto earthquake damaged many homes that had garages on the first floor. Credit: edStock/iStockphoto.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Supporters of a bill to give tax credits to landlords for earthquake retrofitting are hoping for a vote in the California State Senate before the legislative session ends on Friday. Assembly Bill 428 would cover 30 percent of the cost if the retrofit work is done in the n

California added 1,200 new clean energy jobs, mostly in solar, wind and manufacturing, making it third in the nation for green job growth. Credit: adamkaz/iStockphoto.com.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is third in the nation in creating green jobs in the second quarter of 2015, behind Texas and Nevada. The ranking comes in a new clean energy jobs report from a national nonpartisan business group called Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2. E2 Executive Direct

Uber and the AARP subsidiary Life Reimagined are partnering to attract more seniors to drive for Uber. Credit: Warren Goldswain/iStock
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YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers. Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and inf

Environmental advocates are pushing for more zero-emissions vehicles and changes to the EPA's Regional Haze Program in the wake of a new report that gives California national parks like Joshua Tree failing grades for air quality. Credit: Tommy Hough.

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – As smoke from multiple wildfires chokes the air across California this summer, air quality has again become a hot topic in the Golden State. But despite the current bout of wildfires, the biggest source of smog in California remains the state's 33.5 million vehicles. Cal

PHOTO: California's independent redistricting commission, created just four years ago as part of a sweeping initiative package, will remain in place following a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a similar redistricting system in Arizona. Photo credit: Kathleen Connally/Morguefile.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Election reforms that introduced an independent redistricting commission in California will remain in place, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold a similar redistricting system in Arizona. California's independent redistricting commission was part of a sweepi

PHOTO: Companies running oil trains in California will be required to have a spill-response plan. Photo credit: vladyslav-danilin/shutterstock

Railroad companies soon won't be able to carry oil in California unless they have a safety plan - and put aside lots of money to cover any future spills. That's because a federal judge in San Francisco dismissed an industry lawsuit last week against California's new railroad safety law. Patti Goldm

PHOTO: The Bakersfield Crude Terminal is the subject of a lawsuit by environmental groups, and was recently cited by the EPA. It is owned by the same company which owns a pipeline that recently failed near Santa Barbara, spilling 100,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific. Photo credit: Elizabeth Forsyth/Earthjustice.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A judge has refused to close down a controversial oil terminal near Bakersfield in Kern County, denying a preliminary injunction sought by environmental groups challenging permits for the facility. The terminal went on-line in December. Earthjustice attorney Elizabeth Fo

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