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PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 


Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - OR: Rural/Farming

Salem, OR - Four dams on the Klamath River will remain in place, at least until the year 2020 and perhaps longer, despite an agreement this week that's supposed to bring about what its supporters are calling "the largest river and salmon restoration effort in the country." The governors of Oregon

Vancouver, BC – Chickens and pigs eat six times more seafood than people in the United States, because they're fed pellets made from forage fish, the small fish that are the ocean food source for larger fish, mammals and seabirds. A nine-year study just released by the University of British Co

Baker City, OR – The "Homegrown Prosperity" bus rolls into eastern Oregon next week. The big green vehicle with an American flag on it is powered by biodiesel, the appliances and laptops on board run on solar power, and the crew eats only locally produced foods in the towns they visit. Randy

Portland, OR – Food costs are taking a bigger and bigger bite out of paychecks, and there's no end in sight. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has predicted a 4.5 percent rise in food prices for 2008, atop a 4 percent increase in 2007. These figures don't surprise Ken Meter of Crossroads Res

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

Klamath Falls, OR – Fish and wildlife experts are criticizing the new federal water plan that dictates the Klamath River's flow levels for the next decade. They say it's the same old story -- not enough water to go around, and irrigators are the ones to get relief while fish and wildlife do wi

Portland, OR – The shake-up over Idaho Senator Larry Craig's possible departure from office has some conservationists worried about the man who could fill his shoes on some key decisions. Oregon Senator Gordon Smith says he'll gladly take over as the Northwest's representative for timber and

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