PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 

Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 13, 2019. (3 min.)  

At last night's debate, Democrats try for breakout moments; former VP Joe Biden spats with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

LOS ANGELES - California led the nation in allowing low-emission cars with only one person aboard into its carpool lanes, which were originally intended only for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV). Now, with changes signed this week by Gov. Schwarzenegger, the next generation of plug-in hybrids and hydro

LOS ANGELES - Step on a bus in L.A. County and you're automatically a member of a union. Although Southern California may be known for its million of cars, and the smog that goes with them, there are also thousands of bus riders, with the Bus Riders Union (BRU) representing the more than 500,000 dai

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