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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

Twenty-one young people ages 8 to 19 are arguing that the U.S. government violated their rights by its failure to reduce the effects of climate change. (ItzaFineDay/flickr)

EUGENE, Ore. – A group of young plaintiffs is getting their day in court once again today in Eugene, arguing that the federal government's inaction on climate change is directly harming the well-being of America's youngest generation. The twenty-one plaintiffs range in age from 8 to 19 and are

The steelhead count at Bonneville Dam is about half of the 10-year average for this time of year. (Peter Oelschlaeger/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The number of steelhead making their way up the Columbia River and into its Northwest tributaries has fallen far below predictions this season. The migration of "A-run" steelhead from the ocean to freshwater is wrapping up through Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge, and the

The TPP trade deal involves 12 nations along the Pacific Rim, which together make up 40 percent of world trade. (Backbone Campaign/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Activists on Saturday in Portland plan to use the power of music to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Digital activist group Fight For The Future has put together Rock Against the TPP, which is touring the country to raise awareness about the massive 12-nation deal.

An EPA investigation into the use of pesticides near a California high school took 12 years to resolve. (Mr_Write/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Despite more than 300 complaints that local environmental regulations have been discriminatory toward minority communities, the Environmental Protection Agency has never made a formal finding of a civil-rights violation. According to the Center for Public Integrity, none of the ei

The proposed management changes to BLM land would affect western Oregon, including parts of the Rogue River, above. (Emily Berlant)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new proposal from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could replace the Northwest Forest Plan for forest lands in western Oregon, and set precedent for other parts of the Pacific Northwest to move away from the plan as well. The Northwest Forest Plan guides land use in the Pacif

Free assessments are available to private landowners in four Oregon counties. (Bureau of Land Management/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Private landowners in northwest Oregon can apply to receive a free assessment of their forest land from the Natural Resource Conservation Service or NRCS, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. The free assessment includes gauging the health of the forest land

The Boardman Plant is Oregon's only coal-powered plant. Portland General Electric plans to close it by 2020. (Tedder/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon's legislative session ended after nearly five weeks with a boom in bills passed in the final days. Lawmakers were constitutionally obligated to end the session by Sunday, and did so with three days to spare. One of the final bills to come out of the session was Senate

Advocates are meeting in Salem to discuss ways to fix the state's affordable-housing shortage. (Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. - Representatives from food banks across Oregon are stepping out of the pantry to discuss the state's housing crisis with lawmakers in Salem today. Affordable housing for Oregon's growing population has become a statewide issue, and legislators are proposing a number of bills to address

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