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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - CA: Oceans

A coalition of conservation and American Indian groups are challenging permits issued to the U.S. Navy to expand use of sonar in training exercises off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. The sounds are so high-pitched, says Hawk Rosales, executive director of the InterTribal Sinkyone

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 - The federal agency that manages West Coast fisheries is being sued for failing to protect the small foraging fish at the bottom of the ocean food chain. The advocacy group Oceana claims the National Marine Fisheries Service has set catch limits that cause overfishing of sardines, mac

The California Coastal Commission is reprimanding a Point Reyes oyster company for stirring up trouble in Drakes Estero. The commission says Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s motorized boats and plastics pollution pose serious threats to marine habitat and wildlife within the federally designated potential w

It's a fish tale even the experts are finding hard to believe. A recent study of Mexico's Cabo Pulmo marine reserve by Scripps Institution of Oceanography has found an astonishing 463-percent increase in the number of fish over the last decade. The results are encouraging for California as the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's oceans may look fine on the surface, but what's beneath has some concerned. Ocean advocates say climate change, habitat destruction, overfishing and other threats are pushing marine species to the brink of extinction. A new report from the National Oceanic and Atm

MOSS BEACH, Calif. - May marks the one-year anniversary for northern California's newest underwater state parks, the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). These ocean parks include tourism hotspots such as Point Reyes, Bodega Head and the Farallon Islands. Bob Breen, who spent 35 years as a ranger and na

A fund that protects California's sea otters is about to expire unless taxpayers donate enough on their state tax forms and lawmakers reauthorize the fund. Californians are being urged to "donate a dollar for an otter" as Monday's income-tax filing deadline nears. Supporters of the California Sea O

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