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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Portland, OR - Oregon and six other Western states, frustrated with the lack of a federal plan to reduce climate-changing pollution, are developing their own plan. It's not yet final, but it's already drawing some criticism for not being tough enough on major polluters. The "Western Climate Initiat

Portland, OR – Tough times for the West are predicted in a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report about the effects of climate change on human health and welfare. For Oregon and other Western states, the list includes an increase in health problems related to heat and air pollut

Portland, OR – An Oregon weekend "unplugged" is the goal for families taking part this Saturday in the Great American Backyard Campout. David Mizejewski is a spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation, which is sponsoring the national event. He says people will be camping out in their

Portland, OR – The first of the major climate change bills will be debated on the U.S. Senate floor starting on Monday. Not all members of Oregon's congressional delegation have decided how they'll vote on the Climate Security Act, and a wide variety of groups are working overtime to convince

Eugene, OR – If you think one person or one family can't make a difference when it comes to climate change, about 50 Eugene residents are willing to prove you wrong. They're the first participants in "Climate Masters," a new program developed at the University of Oregon to teach people exactly

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