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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - OR: Oceans

PORTLAND, Ore. - As people head to the Oregon coast for Labor Day weekend, a new report suggests the state could be doing more to protect the coastal waters and the fish and wildlife that inhabit them. Oregon agencies and task forces have been hard at work on plans for managing the ocean resources d

SALEM, Ore. - Just a couple of weeks after President Obama authorized creation of the county's first National Ocean Policy, an Oregon task force has completed recommendations it has been working on for months for a similar, state-based plan for Oregon's offshore waters. The deadline for recommendati

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge has given the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service until today to remand the updates it has made to its federal salmon management plan for the Columbia-Snake River Basin. Judge James Redden isn't convinced the changes are sufficien

SALEM, Ore. - President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the country needs to make "tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development." In Salem this week, the Oregon Legislature is already weighing in on that idea. Lawmakers are considering renewing a ba

PORTLAND, Ore. - The year 2009 is dotted with important milestones for the conservation community in Oregon. For starters, the state got more than 200,000 new acres of federally designated wilderness, created in March with passage of the Omnibus Wilderness Act. Matt Little, Pacific Northwest regio

PPORTLAND, Ore. - Salmon, bull trout, leatherback sea turtles and Canada lynx are the Oregon "residents" on a new list of "America's Hottest Species." They are already considered endangered and will inch closer to extinction if climate change worsens, according to the Endangered Species Coalition an

NEWPORT, Ore. - It is "Shark Week" at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. Oregon waters are home to about 15 shark species. Five of them can be seen at the aquarium, where visitors can watch them feed and learn more about their role in the ocean ecosystem. Scientists say that, like many other aq

Newport, Ore. – Today's celebration of "World Oceans Day" is especially timely for Oregon this year, as the Oregon Shores Coastal Climate Action Conference gets underway in Newport. For both events, a major topic is healthy oceans and climate change. A biologist and keynote speaker at the Ne

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