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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

Portland, OR – This week a federal judge gave the Obama administration specific advice about how to handle the Columbia River salmon plan, and a number of Oregonians are optimistic the White House is listening. Glen Spain, with the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)

Portland, OR – The debate has raged for years about removing the four dams on the Lower Snake River in Idaho, close to northeastern Oregon. Now, those same dams are the reason the Snake is on a new list of the country's top ten "Most Endangered Rivers," compiled by the group American Rivers. T

Washington, D.C. - Oregon has a big stake in the massive "Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009" - five potential new wilderness areas - and they could take a crucial step forward this weekend. They're part of a package of more than 150 public land and energy bills left over from the last Congr

San Francisco, CA – A California group is warning Oregon to take better care of its native fish populations. The fish and watershed advocacy group, California Trout, has released a study that says 65 percent of native salmon, steelhead and trout species in Oregon have less than 100 years befor

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

Eugene, OR - The "Western Oregon Plan Revision" (WOPR) is just that - a "whopper" of a plan. It's hundreds of pages long and contains details about how the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to manage the almost 2.6 million acres it controls in Western Oregon. The final plan was releas

Bay City, OR - They've been called "fish savings accounts:" areas that Oregon could set aside in its coastal waters as marine reserves to preserve fish populations and their habitat. Yesterday was the deadline for recommending exactly where Oregonians want those sites to be, and about 20 have been n

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