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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

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: Salmon Recovery

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge has given the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service until today to remand the updates it has made to its federal salmon management plan for the Columbia-Snake River Basin. Judge James Redden isn't convinced the changes are sufficien

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon rolls out the red carpet today for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as part of the signing ceremony for the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA). However, not everyone with a stake in salmon recovery is celebrating. Durin

SALEM, Ore. - Two historic agreements will be signed on Thursday in Salem. They are expected to end years of legal squabbles over water rights and river health in the Klamath Basin of Southern Oregon and Northern California, and also will step up plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River. Even

ASHLAND, Ore. - Some southern Oregon businesses have joined a few national companies to issue a challenge to Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). A total of 28 business owners have signed a letter, asking him to support an update of the 1872 General Mining Law. Created when the West was first being settled,

EUGENE, Ore. - In its new budget request to Congress this week, the Obama administration has included some money for Oregon and four other Western states to restore salmon habitat. The $65 million for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) is a lot more than zero, which is what the Bush ad

ANTELOPE, Ore. - On Thursday, a bill to create two new federal wilderness areas in Central Oregon was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Jeff Merkley. Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven are not what people might normally think of as pristine wilderness. For years, this federal land has

PORTLAND, Ore. - The year 2009 is dotted with important milestones for the conservation community in Oregon. For starters, the state got more than 200,000 new acres of federally designated wilderness, created in March with passage of the Omnibus Wilderness Act. Matt Little, Pacific Northwest regio

PORTLAND, Ore. - Thousands of miles of roads crisscross the Oregon backcountry, where washouts and slides are common. Bad roads affect water quality and fish habitat, as well as make access difficult for recreational uses. But a record $19 million is coming to the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon and W

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