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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

Portland, OR – Climate change has become an issue for working families in Oregon and throughout the West. This week, Western Climate Initiative (WCI) officials came to Portland to meet with union leaders and talk about ways to protect the environment while maintaining high-quality, living-wage

Salem, OR – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health and welfare, something Oregon decided in 2007, adopting its own goals for reducing climate change pollution. This year, the State Legislature is considering at least a dozen bills, inc

Washington, D.C. – About 10,000 college students are expected to converge on Congress today, and more than 150 of them are from Oregon. The rally is part of "Power Shift '09" - four days of workshops about climate change and how young people can advocate in their communities for clean energy.

Portland, OR – The Columbia River Gorge is one of several locations in Oregon that could get increased federal protection, after passage of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act by the U.S. Senate earlier this month. If enacted, the measure could be one of the most sweeping conservation laws

San Francisco, CA – A California group is warning Oregon to take better care of its native fish populations. The fish and watershed advocacy group, California Trout, has released a study that says 65 percent of native salmon, steelhead and trout species in Oregon have less than 100 years befor

Eugene, OR - The "Western Oregon Plan Revision" (WOPR) is just that - a "whopper" of a plan. It's hundreds of pages long and contains details about how the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to manage the almost 2.6 million acres it controls in Western Oregon. The final plan was releas

Salem, OR – A new plan to reduce global warming pollution in western North America has been drawn up by seven states, including Oregon, and four Canadian provinces. Unveiled on Tuesday, it includes a cap-and-trade system that starts with industry in 2010, and begins regulating fuels in 2015.

Portland, OR – Think of clean energy as the next economic stimulus package. A new report shows making a similar dollar investment in the "green energy economy" would bring more than 27,000 good-paying jobs to Oregon. The study from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst looked at what it woul

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