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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.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


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

Public News Service - OR: Oceans

Portland, OR – Proponents of creating a marine reserve system off the Oregon coast are thankful that President Bush apparently agrees that at least some areas of the world's oceans are worth protecting from over-fishing and oil drilling. Using a hundred-year-old law, he is designating three ne

Yachats, OR – Oregon has some company in its quest to designate marine reserves, areas off the coast that are off-limits to fishing and recreational use to protect ocean habitat. This month, the first National System of Marine Protected Areas was launched to track and coordinate the 1700 prote

Vancouver, BC – Chickens and pigs eat six times more seafood than people in the United States, because they're fed pellets made from forage fish, the small fish that are the ocean food source for larger fish, mammals and seabirds. A nine-year study just released by the University of British Co

Bay City, OR - They've been called "fish savings accounts:" areas that Oregon could set aside in its coastal waters as marine reserves to preserve fish populations and their habitat. Yesterday was the deadline for recommending exactly where Oregonians want those sites to be, and about 20 have been n

Depoe Bay, OR – By the end of this month, the State of Oregon will have its nominees for marine reserves. They're the ocean counterparts to wilderness areas, from the shoreline up to three nautical miles out. Governor Kulongoski has said the nominees need to be large enough to make a differenc

Eugene, OR – It's a big week for the Oregon coast-–not just in terms of summer tourists, but because of the growing push to protect it. Gov. Ted Kulongoski has joined California and Washington in a "West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean Health." This comes as Oregonians are busy nomina

Salem, OR – This weekend, "World Oceans Day" calls attention to the fact that 70 percent of the earth is covered by water - and some say we should be doing more to protect it, in much the same ways as wilderness or national parks protect land and wildlife. It's an issue Oregon is already work

Netarts, OR – From the coastline to three miles out, the ocean belongs to the state, and Oregon is trying to decide how to protect it. A series of meetings is underway in coastal towns to discuss the creation of marine reserves. Also called "marine protected areas," they're off-limits to fishi

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