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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - When Florida's black bears come in contact with humans it often results in a death sentence for the bear involved, but it doesn't have to be that way. An event to let people know about ways to live responsibly in bear country will feature some simple steps residents can tak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Saturday, thousands of Floridians will literally draw a line in the sand to fight near-shore oil and gas drilling. The "Hands Across the Sand" protest is aimed at putting the brakes on a proposal many feel will damage the environment and jeopardize Florida's beach-dependent t

MIAMI - The picture of 400-pound snakes taking over the Everglades may sound like something out of a movie, but a U.S. Senate committee spearheaded by Florida Senator Bill Nelson is taking action to prevent that picture from becoming reality. The committee has just passed Sen. Nelson's bill to proh

TAMPA, Fla. - The turf war over fertilizer use is heating up in Hillsborough County this week. On Wednesday, the county commission, in its dual role as the Environmental Protection Commission, considers limiting fertilizer pollution in area waterways. Joe Murphy, Florida program director for the Gu

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a move that could bring billions of dollars to Florida, four of the state's environmental groups joined forces with nearly 30 other organizations this week to form the "America's Great Waters Coalition." Their goal is to protect, preserve and restore the nine largest water eco

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - "It will be worse than predicted unless we take action." That's how scientists and government leaders described the effects of climate change on Florida at a recent conference in St. Petersburg sponsored by Audubon. Sea level, by some new estimates, is expected to rise over 3

MIAMI, Fla. - It's been 20 years in the making, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is awarding an $81 million contract this week to a south Florida firm to break open what some call the "asphalt dam" across the Everglades - a portion of the Tamiami Trail. The project would replace some of the high

Miami, FL - Environmentalists are applauding the decision by Governor Crist's cabinet ordering Miami Dade County not to expand the urban development boundary into wetlands near the Everglades National Park. The final order, recently issued in the lawsuit over a proposal to build a Lowe's shopping pl

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