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PNS Daily Newscast - August 20, 2019. 


A move for so-called ‘common-sense’ gun laws heads to the states. Plus, will Trump judges decide a decade of civil rights? (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

Salem, OR – If you hunt or fish in Oregon, you're on the front lines to notice the impact of climate change on the environment. Today, a rally at the Oregon State Capitol will call on lawmakers to do something about it. Twenty-eight sportsmen's groups in the state have joined together to ask o

Salem, OR – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been swamped with more than 20,000 public comments about its Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) that would increase logging and remove some stream and wildlife habitat protections in Western Oregon forests. Although the public comment period

Boardman, OR – The Sierra Club has Oregon's Portland General Electric on its naughty list this Christmas because of pollution put out by the big PGE coal-fired power plant at Boardman, east of Portland on the Columbia River. The Sierra Club says that plant is responsible for fully 10 percent

Portland, OR – Oregon produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 60 developing nations combined, according to a new report from the National Environmental Trust. The report says the United States is the top source of climate change pollution and needs to take responsibility to reduce it, but

Portland, OR – As Oregonians start the holiday shopping season this morning, a new study shows that it might be wise to consider some alternative gift ideas this year. The report shows as materialism in children increases, they also experience a decrease in self-esteem. Some experts say one w

Portland, OR – Many Oregonians will use the long Thanksgiving weekend to head outdoors for hiking, elk hunting, and late fall fishing. But these favorite pastimes in the state that may be endangered in future years because of global warming. Outdoor enthusiasts are backing two bills in the U.S

Portland, OR – The price of a tank of gas continues to go up, with oil prices jumping more than one-third since August, and prices at the pump topping $3 per gallon in many parts of the state. That has some Oregon consumers and conservationists calling on Congress for help, asking federal lawm

As Congress prepares to tackle the global warming issue, Oregon may be poised to take the lead. The State Legislature is already considering bills this session to promote the use of renewable energy and fuel-efficient cars, and the creation of a biofuels industry. Climate specialist Patty Glick o

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