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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - OR: Salmon Recovery

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

Eugene, OR – The newest federal salmon recovery plan has been released, and salmon advocates say the future is no brighter for the Pacific Northwest's native fish, or the the communities, fishermen and businesses that rely on them. Conservationists, fishermen and community leaders are calling

It's been called one of the finest salmon runs on the West Coast, and now, the Copper Salmon region in Southern Oregon is one step closer to permanent wilderness protection. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio introduced the Copper Salmon Wilderness Act this week, which would set asid

Portland, OR – The shake-up over Idaho Senator Larry Craig's possible departure from office has some conservationists worried about the man who could fill his shoes on some key decisions. Oregon Senator Gordon Smith says he'll gladly take over as the Northwest's representative for timber and

Seattle, WA - An economic disaster could be looming for commercial fishermen and fishing communities in Oregon. The Pacific Fishery Management Council is meeting this week to determine the length and quantity of this year's fishing season. But with Columbia salmon runs projected to be very poor, t

There's something "fishy" in the hallowed halls of Congress today. A new bill would require independent economic and scientific review of federal salmon recovery efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Liz Hamilton with the Northwest Sportsfishing Industry Association says recovery efforts have to conside

At the start of Oregon's spring fishing season, Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning against eating some local fish, particularly those caught in the Willamette River, due to high levels of toxins. Fishing guide Bob Rees says the reason for the pollution is a loophole in state clean

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