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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

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

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