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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

PORTLAND, Ore. - Congress begins October with another huge priority on its plate - a new national energy policy to curb climate change and create jobs in the process. The House already passed a bill this summer, while the Senate version was introduced Wednesday. The goal of the Senate legislation is

PORTLAND, Ore. - When city leaders in Bend spent a day in wheelchairs recently, they got a whole new perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - and advocates for Oregonians with disabilities wish more people would try it. As the ADA begins its twentieth year this week, many assume t

Newburg, OR – Job growth in "clean" industry is outpacing traditional job growth by at least 5-to-1 in Oregon, according to a new report for The Pew Charitable Trusts. It also shows investors are pumping more money into clean energy businesses - 48 percent more in 2008 than in 2007. They are

Salem, OR – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health and welfare, something Oregon decided in 2007, adopting its own goals for reducing climate change pollution. This year, the State Legislature is considering at least a dozen bills, inc

Portland, OR – The debate has raged for years about removing the four dams on the Lower Snake River in Idaho, close to northeastern Oregon. Now, those same dams are the reason the Snake is on a new list of the country's top ten "Most Endangered Rivers," compiled by the group American Rivers. T

Salem, OR – Fifteen dollars doesn't buy much these days – but advocates for affordable housing in Oregon say it could make a big difference for low-income renters and first-time home buyers. In the legislature, they're asking that document-recording fees in real estate transactions be ra

Portland, OR – The number of homeless people across Oregon has risen nearly nine percent over the past two years. A new report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness says the increase has been greatest in rural areas around such places as Bend, Redmond, and Medford, and in the rural part

Portland, OR – Oregon is second only to California for the number of ways the state is working to save energy. A new scorecard, from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), ranks every state on how much its utility companies, businesses and state government are doing to p

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