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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.


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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: Cultural Resources

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

LOS ANGELES – Tot parks are getting a boost in the Southland. The First 5 LA Commission has approved nearly $12 million to develop and construct new parks and stroller trails specifically designed for young children. The money will also be used to improve existing parks, making them more toddl

SALINAS, Calif. – Supporters of an effort to designate Fort Ord as a national monument are back from Washington, D.C., and waiting to hear if their pitch to President Obama was good enough. Maryanne Leffel, president of the Monterey County Business Council, says not only would a national monu

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – California lawmakers may be back in session deciding which state parks to close because of budget cuts, but the state's newest "underwater" parks are celebrating their grand opening. The marine protected areas off the south coast include areas like La Jolla, Catalina Island

SAN FRANCISCO - Californians can feel more confident their donated dollars are going to those who need it the most. Eight more charitable foundations from the Golden State are taking a pledge to direct more of their dollars to under-served communities, with a focus on finding solutions to social pro

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California kids are heading back to school, and soon some of them will be asked to dissect frogs in science classes. A California-based group says however that not only are the frog dissections unnecessary and unethical, but they're also contributing to the depletion of wild fro

BODIE, Calif. - A new Gold Rush may soon take place in the Bodie Mountains, home of California's authentic Wild West ghost town. The Mono County Board of Supervisors tomorrow is to consider a resolution to open up Bodie Hills to gold mining and other development. However, environmentalists are quick

LOS ANGELES - California's Sierra Nevada mountains may be losing some of their wilderness protections. The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act being heard in a U.S. House Committee today would do just what its name implies: "release" millions of acres of protected federal land for development.

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