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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?


2020Talks - September 28, 2020 


The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public News Service - OR: Cultural Resources

PHOTO: Conservationists have their eyes on the Owyhee Canyonlands as Oregon's next potential federal wilderness area, though legislation remains to be introduced. Chalk Basin is part of the 2.1 million acre area. Photo credit: Greg Burke.

BEND, Ore. - September 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of Wilderness Act, the federal law that created the National Wilderness Preservation System. Today, Oregon has about 2.5 million acres of protected wilderness, and while that may seem like a substantial number, it represents far le

PHOTO: Gilchrist State Forest is Oregon's newest state forest, created in part with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Forestry.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gov. John Kitzhaber gave an official "early welcome" this week to new money slated to come into the state from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Slightly more than $43 million is coming to states for grants for local projects to promote conservation and recreation uses n

PHOTO: Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting summer kayak and canoe tours in Spanish as well as English this summer, to encourage more Spanish speakers to enjoy and explore the bay. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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LINCOLN CITY, Ore. - A summer visit to a National Park or National Wildlife Refuge can be a challenge when visitors don't speak English, so the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Lincoln City is offering bilingual canoe and kayak tours this summer. The free, two-hour trips offer an introducti

PHOTO: A hiker explores the West Little Owyhee River Canyon in southeast Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands. An independent economic analysis says protecting the area could be a much-needed boost for the Malheur County economy. Photo credit: Tim Neville.<br />Photo by Tim Neville

ONTARIO, Ore. – Southeastern Oregon could be using at least some of its stark natural beauty to attract new kinds of business and jobs to the area. That's the finding of a report that compares Malheur County to 11 other counties in the West with similar populations and resources. Where the

PHOTO: Stark beauty and solitude is what Oregon Badlands fans say is the appeal of this 29,000-acre wilderness area. Photo credit: Greg Burke.

BEND, Ore. – This weekend marks five years since the Oregon Badlands near Bend and Spring Basin near the John Day River were designated as federal wilderness areas. For its fifth birthday, the Badlands have a new Wilderness Management Plan from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), outlining

PHOTO: Sportsmen say some of the best fishing spots on the Crooked River aren't accessible to the public because adjacent land is in private hands. An LWCF grant could change that. Photo credit: BLM Prineville office.

PORTLAND, Ore. - When President Obama's budget proposal came out this week, one aspect that didn't get much attention is his recommendation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. LWCF money comes mostly from offshore oil and gas fees, and is supposed to be used to preserve public land a

PHOTO: ONDA staff and volunteers survey a section of the Oregon Desert Trail in 2011, along the West Little Owyhee River in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Photo credit: Jeremy Fox.

BEND, Ore. - It took three years and thousands of volunteer hours, and the result is the closest look yet at some of Oregon's wildest country. The Oregon Desert Trail Guide is now online, where adventurous hikers, cyclists and horsemen can study maps and photos, notes about local conditions and serv

PHOTO: The saddle of famous Nez Perce cowboy Jackson Sundown in his 1916 Pendleton Roundup win is part of Oregon's rich western heritage. It's still on display and in mint condition, and a new Oregon Heritage Plan aims to ensure other rare artifacts also are preserved. Photo by W.S. Bowman, 1916.

SALEM, Ore. - Oregonians have until mid-January to comment on a new Oregon Heritage Plan that sets many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next five years. No one would argue that Oregon is rich in history, but the median annual budget for the small museums around the state is

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