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PNS Daily Newscast - March 21, 2019 


The nation’s acting Defense Secretary is under investigation for promoting Boeing, his former employer. Also on the Thursday rundown: The Trump administration’s spending blueprint being called a “bully budget.” Plus, a call for the feds to protect consumers from abusive lenders.

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The workshop on ranchers and wolves is exploring such topics as range-riding and wolf behavior. (Defenders of Wildlife)

HALFWAY, Ore. – Ranchers and wildlife managers are gathering in Oregon to discuss creative solutions for avoiding conflicts with wolves. The workshop is in its second and final day in the northeast Oregon town of Halfway. Hilary Anderson, who raises cattle in Montana, will be talking about s

Oregon fast-food chain Burgerville received a positive mention for its use of antibiotic-free beef in a recent report. (OSPIRG)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Most of the country's major burger chains still rely on beef from cattle raised with antibiotics. That's according to the fourth-annual "Chain Reaction" report, which focused on beef production in this year's edition. The report gives 22 out of 25 companies failing grades fo

Eighteen conservation groups sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown asking her to halt the killing of wolves in Northeast Oregon. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed four members of the Harl Butte wolf pack and authorized killing two more from the Meacham pack after livestock deaths in northeast Oregon. The decision has made calls from conservation groups even more urgent to revise the state

A coyote-hunting contest is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Lake County, Ore. (John Mosesso/U.S. Geological Survey)

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Conservation organizations want federal agencies to stop a coyote-hunting contest this weekend in southern Oregon. The contest, called the Lake County Coyote Calling Derby, has raised concerns that gray wolves, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act and confirmed

According to a new poll, 72 percent of Oregonians said nonlethal methods should be attempted before officials are allowed to kill wolves. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A majority of Oregonians believe hunting wolves is no way to manage them and that the species still deserves endangered species protections, according to a new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research. More than 70 percent of Oregon voters who responded said nonlet

Beekeepers' colonies have been in decline for the past decade, and a new federal survey says last year was no exception. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Both bees and beekeepers are feeling the sting as a new federal survey confirms that keepers lost 28 percent of their colonies last winter, after losses of 22 percent the previous year. The survey results are in keeping with a larger trend that started a decade ago, when bee number

The spotted frog's critical habitat is in Deschutes, Jackson, Klamath, Lane and Wasco counties. (Maria Thi Mai/Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week designated more than 65,000 acres and 20 miles of river in Oregon and Washington as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog. The threatened Northwest amphibian has lost 90 percent of its former range and is no longer found in Califor

There were about 80 gray wolves in Oregon when the animal was removed from the state's endangered species list. (Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The conservation group Cascadia Wildlands filed an ethics complaint on Monday against three Oregon state representatives. The group says the lawmakers misrepresented House Bill 4040, which approved the state's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Las

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