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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: Cultural Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Please, leave the trees: that's what conservation groups who've filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are saying about a policy that requires all trees and shrubs be removed from California levees. The federal policy aims to improve flood safety by removing ve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An Internet privacy bill that's strongly opposed by Facebook, Google and other social networking sites will have one more chance to pass out of the California state Senate this week. The bill was granted "reconsideration," which means Senator Ellen Corbett has until the end of

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Shark fin soup may be off the menu at California's top Chinese restaurants if a bill to ban the delicacy is passed by the legislature. Similar to a new law in Hawaii, the California bill would make the possession, sale or distribution of shark fins illegal. Assemblyman Paul Fo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Let's talk, not sue. A California group says it wants to skip the courtroom drama and reform the approval process for solar energy facilities – by simply talking. That's what the California Desert and Renewable Energy Working Group has been doing as the state moves forwar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is once again proposing legislation to protect 1.6 million acres of desert lands. Late Tuesday, she introduced the California Desert Protection Act of 2011. It would create two new national monuments, the Mojave Trails and the Sand to Snow National M

LOS ANGELES - Wilderness Week begins today with a show of force in the nation's capital. A group of Californians committed to keeping the West wild is joining organizations from 15 other states to meet with decision-makers on Capitol Hill. Laurel Williams with the California Wilderness Association

LOS ANGELES - Desert-dwellers are making a pitch to President Obama as his "America's Great Outdoors Initiative" listening tour stops in the Golden State this week. They want to stress that the desert has much more to offer than what most people see from their car windows. Monica Argandona, Souther

SAN FRANCISCO - California small business owners now have a new tool in their toolbox, and it's a freebie. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has teamed up with Google to help businesses tap into creativity on the web, and take advantage of free web-based marketing, with a new "Tools for O

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