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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

SALEM, Ore. - With Gov. John Kitzhaber at his side, Sen. Ron Wyden unveiled legislation Tuesday to change the way Oregon's O&C lands are managed. It adds protection for some parcels of land and older trees, while at the same time, clearing the way for what some are calling "eco-forestry" and others

PHOTO: Oregonians love to fish, and many share the concerns about climate change and its effects on freshwater fish detailed in a new National Wildlife Federation report. Photo courtesy Nat'l. Park Service.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Northwest salmon and trout are some of the stars of a new report that predicts a changing climate doesn't have anything good in store for them – or the anglers who spend so much time and money trying to catch them. Freshwater fish need plenty of cold, clean water, and a

PHOTO: Some Northwest fishermen say the 'thrill of the catch' would be a lot less thrilling if coal shipments compromise air and water quality on the Columbia River. Photo credit: Nic Callero.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Northwest fishing community says state and federal agencies ought to be trolling for a lot more information before allowing coal export terminals to be built along the coast. Fishermen are signing a petition that warns more coal could mean fewer fish and jobs in Oregon's

PHOTO: Noxious weeds are no match for the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area. They made quite a haul on BLM land in July. Photo courtesy of 'FANS.'

BEND, Ore. - A growing group of outdoor enthusiasts in the Bend area has a mission to not just enjoy their favorite hiking and fishing spots, but to learn more about them and help protect them. And they have encouraged others in Oregon to follow their lead. Members of Friends and Neighbors of the

PHOTO: Is agriculture the top priority of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Klamath Basin, to the extent that salmon runs are harmed? That's the charge of conservation groups. Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Two Oregon conservation groups say they intend to sue the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation for mismanaging water in the Klamath Basin. Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon are charging that the federal agency has moved ahead with a new water management p

PHOTO: Love 'em or hate 'em, wind turbines are here to stay in areas such as the Columbia River Gorge. A new bill in Congress would require competitive bids from developers to lease public land for wind and solar projects. Courtesy of TheGorge.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Members of Congress from both parties in eight western states are backing a bill to increase renewable-energy development, protect public lands and wildlife, and provide a new income source for counties and states - simultaneously. The measure, introduced Monday, is the Public Lan

PHOTO: Commercial Fishing Boats in Astoria. Photo by Rick Swart.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife officials meet Thursday to consider a plan to limit gill-net fishing on the lower Columbia River. It's been a controversial topic for years, but Gov. John Kitzhaber has made a series of recommendations that at least some groups say they can li

PHOTO: John Day Dam. Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwest Division.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dams, locks and levees on waterways in the Northwest and across the nation are in bad shape, according to a new government report by a national panel of engineers and scientists. The report says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had an inadequate maintenance budget for so long t

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