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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 - FL: Public Lands/Wilderness

There is a "panther alert" for Florida drivers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the deaths of three panthers on Florida highways since New Year's Day. That's on pace with the deadliest year for panthers in recent memory, 2007, when 15 were killed. Each mortality i

A coalition of environmental groups is urging Governor Crist to protect Florida Forever from the chopping block, arguing the cost of slashing the natural resources conservation program would exceed the benefit. Two bills passed during special legislative session cut the program's budget by 80 percen

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network,

Getting to work on the backlog of restoration projects on public lands would bring cash to states along with new jobs, according to a report by conservation groups meeting in Washington. The groups, including the National Parks Conservation Association,Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon, National Wildli

Saving our national parks could help save the economy, a National Parks Conservation Association(NPCA) report released Thursday predicts. The NPCA details $2.5 billion of ready-to-go restoration projects that could be included in the federal economic stimulus package, plus a proposal to start a job

President-elect Barack Obama is going to be taking over a nation in economic crisis, just as did Franklin D. Roosevelt 76 years ago. Now, officials at the National Park Service are hoping that, as did FDR in his day, Obama will help the economy by investing money in the parks. They're proposing a p

Tallahassee, FL - Florida has been home to landmark efforts to conserve water, wildlife and wilderness. Now, budget cutbacks threaten some of the state's efforts, such as the Florida Forever program that spends $300 million a year and has protected more than 600,000 acres of land. Janet Bowman, wi

Clearwater, FL – Plans to build a private dock on what has been a public beach have triggered waves of protest in Pinellas County. To make room for the dock, a Crystal Beach man has asked the county to give up the public right-of-way on county-owned land behind his home. Neighborhood groups,

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