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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

Portland, OR – The debate on how to save Pacific Northwest salmon continues today as a new federal salmon management plan, known as a "Biological Opinion," comes out for another round of scrutiny by a federal judge. Critics are already predicting it still won't do enough to save the endangered

Port Orford, OR – The U.S. House passed legislation this week that would create the Copper Salmon Wilderness around the Elk River in southwest Oregon. The stream is prime habitat for salmon, steelhead and trout, and the bill would protect 11 miles of it and more than 13,000 acres of land. It m

Portland, OR – The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is offering Native American tribes a windfall, but at what cost to the salmon population? BPA says it will give the tribes almost $1 billion, paid out over 10 years, if they will stop challenging the federal salmon management plan, known

Ashland, OR – Southwest Oregon is watching the U.S. Senate with keen interest today, as a Senate Committee debates whether to update the Hardrock Mining Act of 1872. High gold prices have sparked new interest in mining on public land, and this Friday is the public comment deadline on one compa

Medford, OR – Oregon hunters and anglers are voicing their disapproval of a new federal plan for managing public lands in the Western part of the state. They say the plan by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management focuses too much on increasing timber production and creating what they call "ATV pla

Portland, OR – The National Organic Standards Board is meeting this week to determine if farmed salmon can be labeled organic. Critics say raising farmed salmon in underwater pens causes pollution problems and makes the fish susceptible to disease. Chef Vitaly Paley, owner of Paley's Place in

Portland, OR – A group of marine scientists is talking turkey about salmon this Thanksgiving. They're asking the federal government to come up with a real solution to salmon recovery in the Northwest before endangered killer whales ("Orcinus orca"), salmon and communities that depend on salmon

Medford, OR – Congress has a wild week in store, as a House subcommittee hears testimony on six wilderness bills, including one from Oregon. The "Copper Salmon Wilderness Act" would protect a 12,000-acre parcel of lands and rivers in Southwestern Oregon. Supporters say it's critical to ensure

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