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PNS Daily Newscast - August 26, 2019 


in Colorado 0fficials to consider overtime, and other worker protections. Plus; tobacco-free signs svailable to all KY schools .

2020Talks – August 26, 2019. (3 min.) 


Introducing a Mon.-Fri. newscast tracking the 2020 Elections, starting with Iowa, First in the Nation. Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh enters GOP race; Sen. Bernie Sanders explains what he means by "Democratic Socialism;" and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops his bid for the Democratic nomination.

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PHOTO: A new report says migratory birds are having a tough time adjusting to a changing climate. Klamath Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge water shortages are a combination of drought and multiple use pressures. Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Birds are feeling the negative effects of a warming climate, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and they are having trouble adapting. In Oregon, that means the marbled murrelets on the coast, sage grouse in the eastern Oregon desert, and world-cla

PHOTO: The National Climate Assessment comes out every four years.  Image courtesy of Microsoft images.

PORTLAND, Ore. - An all-day town-hall-style meeting at Portland State University today gathers experts who are concerned about climate change to discuss what the Northwest states are doing about it. Their framework is the new draft National Climate Assessment (NCA), a summary of what's happening wit

PHOTO: Love 'em or hate 'em, wind turbines are here to stay in areas such as the Columbia River Gorge. A new bill in Congress would require competitive bids from developers to lease public land for wind and solar projects. Courtesy of TheGorge.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Members of Congress from both parties in eight western states are backing a bill to increase renewable-energy development, protect public lands and wildlife, and provide a new income source for counties and states - simultaneously. The measure, introduced Monday, is the Public Lan

PHOTO: Nate Sandvig (2nd from left) and his project team at a windfarm site. Courtesy of Sandvig.

PORTLAND, Ore. - One segment of the American workforce is speaking out on behalf of wind energy development, in Oregon and across the country. Military veterans say their experiences in the oil-rich Middle East have convinced them that the United States should be doing more to encourage alternative

PHOTO: East slope of Steens Mountains, near Mann Lake. Courtesy of National Scenic Byways Program.

PORTLAND, Ore. - This month marks the 12th anniversary of designation of the remote Steens Mountain country of southeast Oregon as a protected area, some of it as federal wilderness. But conservation groups are in court trying to keep wind turbines and transmission lines off the mountain. Experts

THE DALLES, Ore. - Columbia Gorge Community College, one of the first in the nation to train wind-energy technicians, is enrolling for its new semester. The school is relieved that a group of freshmen Republicans in Congress has written a letter asking GOP leaders to push for an extension of the Pro

PORTLAND, Ore. - If everything in life has its price, the price of carbon is $21 a ton, according to the federal government. This means every ton of carbon emissions from car tailpipes, power plants and manufacturing causes about $21 worth of damage to people and the environment, or about 21 cents f

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's been the subject of plenty of protests and hearings, and now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the coal-fired power plant in Boardman is violating the Clean Air Act. The agency notified plant owner Portland General Electric (PGE) by letter. It came as a surp

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