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PNS Daily News - July 15, 2020 


The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 


Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Public News Service - PA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Warren, PA - A Pennsylvania wilderness group is hoping new leaders in Congress will prioritize protecting the Allegheny National Forest. Kirk Johnson, director of Friends of Allegheny Wilderness, says obtaining the support of newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives is important

National Parks are supposed to provide an escape and a breath of fresh air, in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Their future could be a little more hazy, however, if a new rule change is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It would relax air quality testing standards near

State College, PA - He's strolling through Pennsylvania on a life-long walk for wilderness. Famed troubadour and wilderness advocate Walkin' Jim Stoltz will be in State College this Saturday to share songs and stories written during the decades he has spent walking more than 27,000 miles through the

Valley Forge, PA - It's another kind of revolutionary battle at Valley Forge, where George Washington and the Continental Army spent the bitter winter of 1777-78. Plans for the new "American Revolution Center" are marching forward, while park preservation groups are shoring up opposition. Bill Wad

Warren, PA - They say wilderness is good for business in Pennsylvania, where more than 100 businesses have endorsed a proposal to designate eight additional areas of wilderness within the Allegheny National Forest. John Bartlett with Friends of Allegheny Wilderness says right now the Allegheny has

Philadelphia, PA - Celebrating Public Lands Day tomorrow in Pennsylvania could mean getting your hands on some history. Cinda Waldbuesser with the National Parks Conservation Association says her organization is involved in two events, at Independence and Valley Forge national historical parks, and

Pittsburgh, PA – Popularity just keeps growing for an Allegheny wilderness proposal. More than 400,000 Americans are represented in signing on to the "Citizens' Wilderness Proposal," which would designate nearly 55,000 acres of the Allegheny National Forest as wilderness. Two groups recently j

Eagleville, PA – A new "army" is descending on Valley Forge. It's an army of local citizens, unhappy about plans to build a commercial development on the former encampment grounds of George Washington's Continental Army. The plans would include a museum, hotel, conference center and shopping c

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