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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - PA: Public Lands/Wilderness

The Short Eared Owl is among 62 members of the current endangered species list in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game/Tom Munson.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill on the table at the state Capitol claiming to balance economic growth and environmental protection is being taken to task by some Democrats and state officials in Harrisburg. House Bill 1576 would remove requirements that developers need to look for endangered specie

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill being proposed by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania would be a crippling blow to endangered fish and wildlife and could jeopardize millions in federal funding the state receives to protect them, according to environmental and wildlife groups. The measure would give the st

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The playful river otter has deep roots in Pennsylvania today, thanks to environmental protections some fear are slipping away. The Clean Water Act became law 40 years ago and helped lay the foundation for otters to be reintroduced in the state after years of over-trapping and wate

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Mississippi is making the headlines recently, but it's a river right here in Pennsylvania that takes the top spot in the new "America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2011" list. Jessie Thomas-Blate, who coordinated the report for the group American Rivers, says there is a specif

AUDUBON, Pa. - Some Pennsylvania farm fields are a much-needed stopover site for thousands of birds flying thousands of miles as they get from Virginia and North Carolina to northern Alaska and Canada. The Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is in the heart of southeastern Pennsylvania's Highland

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania waterways could see some major benefits from an initiative being announced by the Obama administration. It's called "America's Great Outdoors," and part of its mission is to protect and restore waterways. Amy Kober with the conservation group American Rivers says t

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Pennsylvania's Highlands provides drinking water for millions, recreation for many more and a home for hundreds of rare plants and animals. Now, a new study says development is a major threat to its well-being. The USDA Forest Service warns that too much development will cut into th

YORK, Pa. - Pieces of property in Pennsylvania deemed too precious to develop are being protected by a group dedicated to preserving them for future generations. Just recently, a 200-plus acre parcel belonging to a York County YWCA camp was placed in preservation through the nonprofit Farm and Natur

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