PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 

Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 13, 2019. (3 min.)  

At last night's debate, Democrats try for breakout moments; former VP Joe Biden spats with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

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Public News Service - OR: Toxics

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending tougher standards to clean up ground-level ozone pollution, commonly known as smog, and public comments are being accepted on the proposal for one more week. Ground-level ozone has been linked to serious health problems

PORTLAND, Ore. - For the 16.3 percent of Oregonians who smoke cigarettes, New Year's Day comes a little early - on November 19. The annual Great American Smokeout offers a chance to quit, backed by a major national publicity campaign. If it takes more than that, Oregon has plenty of local resources.

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to increase the number of herbicides it uses to kill weeds in Oregon, as well as the number of acres it will spray. The proposed plan, which would increase the areas to be treated from 12,000 to 45,300 acres, is raising concerns with some la

SALEM, Ore. - A dangerous side effect of this year's hot Oregon weather is blue-green algae in lakes. There are thousands of types of algae, but only about a dozen can cause serious health problems, especially for children and pets who swim in or ingest the lake water. The state Department of Human

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon is the first state to ban the sale of so-called electronic cigarettes, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon be in court to fight the same battle nationally. The battery-operated tube looks like a real paper-and-tobacco cigarette, but contains nicotine and fl

Portland, OR - With only a few days until Christmas, shoppers are working overtime to make sure kids get just want they want for the holiday. But because the rush is on, experts say it's even more important for Oregonians to be cautious about their purchases. Since this summer, nearly 20 million to

Portland, OR – Oregon Santas are being advised to dig through their big bags of toys to make sure recalled gifts didn't accidentally find their way into Kris Kringle's bag. It's not an easy task this year, with new toy recalls almost every day. And some of the recalled items are still being ad

Portland, OR - Well-known company names are no guarantee of toy safety, according to the author of the annual pre-holiday "Ten Worst Toys" list. Examples of toys that are hazardous to children are featured every year, and they're easy to find on Oregon store shelves. Attorney James Swartz compiles

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