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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 


Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.


2020Talks - September 25, 2020 


Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Portland, OR – Tuesday is Earth Day, and perhaps no one in Oregon has kept up more closely with environmental issues in the state and around the globe than Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. Today at a Portland rally, Bradbury will help Gov. Ted Kulongoski and the Sierra Club of Oregon k

Portland, OR – Oregon's primary election is still seven weeks away -- and at least one group insists this year, that's a good thing. The Sierra Club has launched a campaign called "Power2Change," because it contends the presidential candidates aren't saying enough about global warming and rene

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

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