PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 

Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: Rep. Lois Capps in Santa Barbara on Thursday, announcing legislation to protect nearly 250,000 acres along California's central coast. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act would protect new and expanded wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument, protecting 159 miles of wild and scenic rivers and designating the Condor National Recreation Trail. Photo credit: Rep. Capps.
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – California's Central Coast may be getting more federal protection under a bill expected to be introduced next week. The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act calls for nearly 250,000 acres of new and expanded wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo

PHOTO: Counties in the San Joaquin Valley again rank as some of the unhealthiest in the state according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings report by the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. Photo credit: Kern County Farm Bureau.

People in the San Joaquin Valley are living in some of the unhealthiest counties in the state, according to a new report. The fifth annual "County Health Rankings" report puts Fresno, Kern and Stanislaus counties near the bottom when it comes to factors such as smoking, employment, physical activit

Van Ness Ave. building’s energy performance is better than 72% of office buildings nationwide. Photo credit: Linda Brandon Design / SFPUC<br />

SAN FRANCISCO - In line with the old adage, "You can't manage what you don't measure," San Francisco is sharing its energy bill with the public. The city has unveiled detailed energy usage audits of hundreds of its municipal buildings, libraries, police stations, and more. Barbara Hale, assistant

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – The fourth annual "Save the Frogs Day" is Saturday (Apr. 28), with more than 200 educational events planned in California and across the nation, as well as in 35 other countries. Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder and executive director of Save the Frogs, says the day c

A controversial expansion of Lake Tahoe's Homewood ski resort may be put on hold. The Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore are suing the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Placer County for approving what they call "an ill-conceived and environmentally disruptive development." Their atto

LOS ANGELES - Broken steps, dilapidated buildings and unkempt paths are what currently greet visitors in many areas of the San Gabriel Mountains around the city of Los Angeles. Community groups, including the organization San Gabriel Mountains Forever, want to change that with the creation of a nati

The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing California's San Joaquin Valley to keep "charging" homebuilders for the air pollution their developments create. The Indirect Source Rule took effect in March of 2006 as a way to combat the Valley's out-of-control air pollution. Paul Cook, an attorney with Earth

"Mend it, don't end it." That's what a new group says the state needs to do with its redevelopment agencies that Gov. Jerry Brown had proposed for elimination. Meea Kahn, president of the California Infill Builders Association, says redevelopment dollars could be better used by focusing on growth i

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