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PNS Daily Newscast - December 18, 2018 


Senate reports detail Russian influence via social media on the 2016 election. Also on Tuesday's rundown: North Carolina jurors reject the death penalty for a second consecutive year; and Medicaid expansion proves important to rural Kentuckians.

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Public News Service - OR: Water

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 – As Oregonians start the holiday shopping season this morning, a new study shows that it might be wise to consider some alternative gift ideas this year. The report shows as materialism in children increases, they also experience a decrease in self-esteem. Some experts say one w

Klamath Falls, OR – Fish and wildlife experts are criticizing the new federal water plan that dictates the Klamath River's flow levels for the next decade. They say it's the same old story -- not enough water to go around, and irrigators are the ones to get relief while fish and wildlife do wi

Portland, OR – Oregon waterways are under attack from invasive species, non-native plants and animals that could damage the state's recreation, tourism and fishing-related industries. These pests enter local waterways by hitching a ride in the ballast water of oceangoing ships, or on boats t

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

Increased recreational use of the Willamette River, along with improved water quality, are the goals of the "Willamette River United Act," a proposal introduced by Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. The Act calls for a $10 million boost in federal funding to promote recreational use, as well as monitorin

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and that means Oregonians are heading to the state's rivers to boat, fish and swim, but they may not be aware of what they're diving into. Volunteers are knocking on doors this weekend to let residents know that the Willamett River may be polluted due

Recent reports show global warming could mean less water and higher temperatures for Oregon, and that means Northwest salmon could be in hot water. Sportsmen from across the region are gathering tonight in Portland to call for new salmon recovery efforts to save their way of life, and the region's e

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