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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - CA: Environmental Justice

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’

As the Obama administration considers opening a new stretch of Alaskan coastline to offshore oil drilling, environmentalists are commemorating the anniversary of one of the country's greatest ecological disasters. 20 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alas

California and the wild, wild West would "make out like a bandit" in a massive federal lands bill that could receive final congressional approval this month. The legislation would protect land in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, desert and mountain areas of southea

Californians are diving deep into the Pacific Ocean without ever leaving their computers. New online mapping tools allow people to see underwater, and at the same time track the effects of climate change and human activity. MarineMap.org allows users to view maps of marine areas in and around Califo

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

CA - About 20 percent of California's national forest land is roadless, at least for now. But that could change. This week, a federal judge in Wyoming decided the "Roadless Rule" should not have been enacted back in 2001. The case was filed by the State of Wyoming, which wants to build roads in nati

Governor Schwarzenegger's declaration of a statewide drought this week has conservation groups worried about the impact it will have on some hallmark environmental rulings. Californians are being told to prepare for dry days ahead, setting the stage for drastic cutbacks and the diversion of water to

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

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