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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Anaheim, CA - Next week, Californians will vote on the use of eminent domain, a government's power to take private property for public purposes. Two opposing ballot measures, Propositions 98 and 99, would restrict eminent domain in the state - but that's where the similarities end. Supporters of Pr

San Francisco, CA - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California is number one when it comes to making "green" the new "business as usual." He made the remark at the unveiling Tuesday, using the catchy name of a first-of-its-kind report from the Environmental Defense Fund. It highlights business solut

Sacramento, CA - California is home to three of the nation's busiest ports, so it's probably no surprise that those ports and surrounding communities have some of the worst air pollution. In fact, the California Air Resources Board estimates that 2,400 people in the state die prematurely each year b

Los Angeles, CA - They say you know it's bad when firemen, police officers and teachers can't afford to live in the communities they serve. Today hundreds of residents and housing advocates will gather outside Los Angeles City Hall to address the city's shortage of affordable housing. The coalitio

Sacramento, CA – The battle over automobile emissions is about to overheat in California. Following enactment of the federal energy bill this week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency denied California a waiver to enact its own, tougher, tailpipe emission standards. Californians fr

Oakland, CA - Protesters in California today are joining others across the nation in urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to stop the demolition of 4,500 New Orleans public housing units. HUD wants to replace them with mixed-income neighborhoods, but activists say the move tar

Los Angeles, CA - When it comes to global warming, California is leading the way, not just in terms of legislation to reduce the problem, but in producing the pollution as well. A new report from the National Environmental Trust finds California emits more greenhouse gases than the entire country o

Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California wildfires have many asking how wild lands can be better managed to prevent more fires. Jon Keeley with the U.S. Geological Survey says what works in other parts of the state won't work in Southern California, where most of the region is covered with a dense

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