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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 - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

TAMPA, Fla. - Living next to a state-owned park in Florida might lead its neighbors to expect they would be living next to native species. However, they might see more exotic critters if a bill passed on Friday by the Florida Legislature is signed into law. HB 1117, known as the Jurassic Park Bill,

Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it's a land grab move backed by Florida agribusiness interests. "One bill I'm very concerned about sets the ordinary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The South Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. A National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report confirms the two unique Florida species are gone forever and, according to Florida NWF General

NAPLES, Fla. - A growing chorus of business and environmental voices is calling on lawmakers to save a program that has protected millions of acres of wildlife habitat across Florida. Florida Forever, the largest land-buying program in the nation, was designed to help protect water resources and co

ORLANDO, Fla. - More room to roam for the endangered Florida panther is the goal of a petition being delivered to the U.S. Department of the Interior during the "America's Great Outdoors" listening session in Orlando today. The proposal would use money from oil drilling royalties in the federal Land

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As the Gulf oil spill reaches its 79th day today, a BP executive in charge of the Trans Alaska Pipeline is stepping down. Kevin Hostler, CEO of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, announced his early retirement one day after TruthOut.org published an exposé highly critical of

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - While Gulf Coast residents are waiting for the oil to strike their shores, at least 31 dead sea turtles have washed ashore in Mississippi. They are believed to be among the first casualties of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The leaking underwater oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is pumping out over a million gallons of crude per week. As the slick starts making its appearance off Florida and along the coast to New Orleans, those who depend on coastal businesses are beginning to realize their livelihoods

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