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PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 


More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 


Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

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

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

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