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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

As the federal government works on bailing out Detroit's struggling Big Three automakers, environmental groups want some strings attached to the deal. Phyllis Cuttino, Director of the U.S. Global Warming Campaign for the Pew Environment Group says that if Congress and the Bush Administration tap int

As a new class of lawmakers begins work at the state Capitol, they are reminded of their predecessors' environmental record. The annual California Environmental Scorecard grades members of the legislature and the governor on how they voted on key pieces of legislation. David Allgood, Southern Cali

Sacramento, CA - Calling it the sequel to California's landmark global warming legislation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law the anti-sprawl bill, SB 375. It is designed to help the state fight global warming by encouraging communities to consider climate change when planning land-

San Francisco, CA - Californians today are remembering the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that still go on--not only on the Gulf Coast, but in their own state as well. Groups fighting for racial justice are holding rallies and marches to memorialize the Katrina victims. The

Sacramento, CA - Move the goods, but hold the pollution. That's the idea behind state legislation to improve air quality at California's ports. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland are home to three of the nation's busiest ports; as a result, they have some of the country's least healthy air. Senato

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

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