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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - OR: Rural/Farming

Omega-3 acids, found in organic foods from grass-fed cattle, have been linked to lowered risks of cardiovascular disease. (Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Researchers' analysis of a bulk of studies from around the world finds organic production of dairy and meat delivers more nutrients to diners. The recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic meat and dairy contains 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids,

Even some Portland city-dwellers took the time to make their views known about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns. (Rural Organizing Project)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - About 350 people gathered in Burns, Ore., on Monday for a local rally to tell the last few armed anti-government occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and their supporters, to go home. Protests and pickets are a daily occurrence now in Burns, and they're spreading acro

In Oregon, the spotted frog's range includes only a half-dozen counties and the species has long been considered a candidate for protection. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BEND, Ore. - A second federal lawsuit has been filed to protect the Oregon spotted frog - but more broadly, to change the way water is being managed in Central Oregon's Deschutes River Basin. Since 2008, according to the group WaterWatch of Oregon, federal agencies and local irrigators have promise

The Burns Paiute Tribe holds a Wednesday news conference to voice their concerns about the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (Burns Paiute Tribe)

BURNS, Ore. - Anti-government protesters occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns may be getting the lion's share of publicity, but residents of Harney County are making some efforts to amplify their voices as well. Petitions are circulating among the locals requesting that the ar

Three groups are asking that wolves be returned to Oregon's Endangered Species list. (jak/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Wolves could get a fighting chance at a comeback in the New Year in Oregon, after three conservation groups filed a lawsuit this week asking that the state put wolves back on the Endangered Species list. Early this month, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist

Most people who have seen Oregon's Painted Hills in Wheeler County have traversed some part of the surrounding land that's now up for wilderness protection in Congress. (Bob DenOuden)

FOSSIL, Ore. - It's been almost a year since legislation to create new wilderness in north-central Oregon was introduced in Congress, and its backers are hoping 2016 is the "Year of Sutton Mountain." All told, local support for adding 58,000 acres of federal wilderness around the Painted Hills, par

Klamath Basin water users are concerned that the region's overarching water-rights agreement will die in Congress this month. (waterwatch.org)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - With one week to go before Congress is scheduled to wrap up its session for the year, it's looking unlikely that the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement will be approved. The last-minute draft bill from Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., doesn't align with the Senate bill to m

In the first week of its roundup of wild horses near Adel, Ore., the Bureau of Land Management corralled more than 400 of up to 1,500. Credit: Larisa Bogardus, BLM Lakeview District, on Flickr Creative Commons.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - It's been one week since the Bureau of Land Management started rounding up wild horses east of Lakeview. Using helicopters, the agency has reached about a third of its goal, capturing close to 450 horses out of a possible 1,500. The BLM says the area is home to about six times more

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