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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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PHOTO: CFT president Joshua Pechthalt greets the delegates to open the 71st annual California Federation of Teachers convention on Friday, March 15.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Teachers across the state are receiving layoff notices despite the passage last fall of Proposition 30, which raised taxes to help fund education. Third-grade teacher Megan Kashing said her layoff notice came as a surprise, especially since her school district's budget has a 3

PHOTO: A hiker at Tassajara Creek in the Ventana Wilderness.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Californians celebrating Presidents' Day in a national or state park are not only enjoying the great outdoors, they're improving the state's economy. A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association finds the state's outdoor recreation generates more than $85 billion in consu

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

Pinnacles National Monument
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A bill moving forward in the U.S. House of Representatives would give greater protections to California's Pinnacles National Monument by upgrading it to a national park. The area in central California is known for its volcanic formations, which attract rock climbers of all skill levels. It is also h

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WASHINGTON - Some California students are helping to connect Americans with the great outdoors. The group from the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy is in Washington, D.C., to take part in Great Outdoors America Week. They join people from all over the country who are advocating for l

SAN FRANCISCO - Support is growing to designate the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region, just north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento, as a National Conservation Area. Local environmental groups, recreationists and business owners are praising legislation introduced by California Representatives Mi

OAKLAND, Calif. - On this May Day, marches and rallies are taking place across California. The annual May 1 day of protest includes groups fighting for immigrant and labor rights, affordable education and health care, civil liberties and human rights. California's Occupy groups also hope the day w

FORT ORD, Calif. - The former U.S. Army base Fort Ord, on the California coast north of Monterey, is becoming the country's newest National Monument. President Obama has signed the official proclamation, calling the Monterey County area "one of the crown jewels of California's coast." The designati

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