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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.


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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

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

Too many schools in California have the same school "colors," according to racial justice watchdogs dismayed by the new Supreme Court ruling on school segregation. Tammy Johnson, of the Applied Research Center in Oakland says the ruling has caused confusion. She says while it struck down specific de

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