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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

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

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

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