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PNS Daily Newscast - August 3, 2020 


Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.


2020Talks - August 3, 2020 


Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving California the "green light" to impose tough rules on motor vehicle emissions. On Tuesday, the EPA granted the state the right to enforce a 2002 state law that mandates deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions by 2016. The decisio

On this first "World Oceans Day," a group of scientists has released a report with an ambitious goal - to rescue the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020. The report, from the Center for Ocean Solutions and Stanford University, contains a daunting list of top threats to ocean health, including sewage, pla

Even during economic bad times, California voters aren’t willing to sacrifice the environment. That’s according to a statewide survey that found two-thirds of voters think a strong economy and a clean environment can go hand-in-hand. Nearly half of those polled also think the state’

State lawmakers want to "green" California, while also creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Democratic legislative leaders have introduced a "green" economic stimulus plan, which they say would create more than 40,000 new jobs while protecting the environment through new construction projects.

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