PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
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
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
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
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
PORTLAND, Ore. - The job's report remains "sunny" for Oregon's solar energy sector. According to the National Solar Jobs Census of 2015, produced by the Solar Foundation, the industry added workers 12-times faster than the jobs growth rate for the whole U.S. economy last year. The Energy Trust of
PORTLAND, Ore. - A new approach and new timeline for state energy policy awaits the Oregon Legislature for consideration. Utilities, clean-energy groups and consumer advocates have just unveiled a plan to ensure the state will be coal-free by 2030, and that the state's two largest power companies
EUGENE, Ore. - Today and through the weekend, people from across the region are gathering in Eugene for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, learning how to work with nature and their neighbors to meet more of their basic needs locally. In a world facing many environmental and economic challenge
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Northwest Power and Conservation Plan guides many utility-related decisions in the Northwest and is updated every five years. The newest draft of what is known as the Seventh Plan is being called into question for not taking some important expenses into account in its forecast.