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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - CA: Environmental Justice

PHOTO: California is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to institute a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags. Advocates say the measure will help the environment and save tax dollars. Photo credit: Heal the Bay.

SAN DIEGO - California is poised to become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags, following the passage of SB 270 in the state Legislature. While opponents argue it will cost consumers and businesses money, advocates say the ban is the first

IMAGE: The short-billed dowitcher is one of millions of birds flying over California en route to Canada that are facing new threats to what some call

Nearly half of California's birds are migrating north to forests that are under threat from climate change and development. A new report on what has been called "North America's bird nursery" says at least half of Canada's boreal forest must be kept free of large-scale industrial development. Frit

PHOTO: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. After holding hearings across the state, lawmakers are proposing to increase the amount of funding for water storage above and below ground to be included in the water bond proposal on the November ballot. CREDIT: Creative Commons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers working on a water bond proposal to put before voters in November want to increase funding for water storage. Assemblymember Anthony Rendon is proposing amendments to the Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act. He says after holding hearings across the state

PHOTO: Stornetta Public Lands on Mendocino coastline. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Northern California's Mendocino County on Friday to discuss the future of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands and the efforts to make the land a part of the California Coastal National Monument. Credit: Bob Wick at BLM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Expand to Land is the battle cry of supporters of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. They want to see the nearly 1,300 acres near Mendocino made part of the California Coastal National Monument. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Mendocino County tod

Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service considering petition to delist Southern Resident killer whales

The public comment period closes tonight (Monday, 9 p.m.) on a petition to remove some killer whales from the federal endangered species list. Some California farmers say the Southern Resident orcas are not eligible because they're no different than any other type of whale. Miyoko Sakashita, ocean

PHOTO: Members of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers prepare boxes of fresh food for local schools. Courtesy of CAFF.

DAVIS, Calif. - Connecting small farmers to their local schools to provide healthy food for low-income kids is an idea whose time has come. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, just west of Sacramento, just won a $100,000 two-year grant to expand on its efforts, says the Farm to Scho

Rev. Sally Bingham at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Under California's groundbreaking law addressing climate change, AB32, carbon credits will be auctioned off for the first time on Wednesday. Members of the state's faith community played an important role in pushing the legislation through and plan to celebrate. The law says if utilities and industr

Tahoe National Forest Courtesy: USFS
Available In Spanish

Public land advocates are taking legal action to uphold a U.S. Forest Service plan that keeps motor vehicles out of sensitive natural areas in the Tahoe National Forest. The groups argue it is crucial to keep motor vehicles on the 2,000 miles of designated roads and trails in order to prevent furthe

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