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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - VA: Oceans

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Plastic is everywhere today; plastic bags from the grocery store, clothing store, pharmacy; plastic bottles for water; and now, there are five huge Texas-sized garbage patches in the world's oceans, consisting mostly of discarded plastic. Captain Charles Moore is credited with

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of Virginia Beach middle-school students will soon take the classroom outdoors, thanks to a new public-private partnership launched this week. The pioneering program allows students to get a hands-on educational experience by visiting local waterways, thanks in part

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Boaters dump human waste into some waterways in Virginia and as a result are contributing to the contamination of shellfish and water. That's why the General Assembly has asked the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address the problem. DEQ spokesman Bill Ha

RICHMOND, Va. - The Roanoke River is number three on a list of endangered rivers put out annually by the conservation group American Rivers. The dubious distinction stems from a plan by a company called Virginia Uranium to get the state to overturn a 1982 ban on uranium mining so as to be able to wo

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of eight organizations is calling for a comprehensive study of potential risks to water safety and the environment from drilling for natural gas in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed. And a Virginia scientist says the Commonwealth has an advantage because the controversia

RICHMOND, Va. - The state of the Chesapeake Bay gets decent grades on pollution, habitat and fisheries, according to a new report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), comparing the condition of the Bay today with the way it was described by the first colonial settlers in the 1600s. The Bay is at

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of new manufacturing jobs could be blowing into the Virginia economy with offshore wind projects. That's according to a new report that shows that the Atlantic coast is an untapped resource ripe for the taking by using wind turbines to harness clean energy right here

RICHMOND, Va. - Pollution seems to be a political hot potato these days, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay. Peggy Sanner, staff attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft called a "pollution diet" for Virginia and

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