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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - VA: Oceans

RICHMOND, Virg. - A trip to the fish department at a Virginia supermarket includes more options in recent years, such as choosing between "wild caught" or "farmed fish"- and fish in both categories often come from foreign waters. Marianne Cufone with DC-based Food and Water Watch, says about 80 perc

RICHMOND, Va. - Clean water is a right, not a luxury. That's part of the reasoning behind a bill getting some attention in Washington, D.C., today that would help preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Clean Water Act has been more than two-and-a-half years in the making, accordin

RICHMOND, Virg. - President Obama's announcement Thursday to cancel the proposed lease sale off Virginia's coast means that exploratory oil drilling will be put on hold for now. While it's still difficult to comprehend what the environmental and economic costs of the BP oil spill will be, the decisi

ALEXANDRIA, Va. You may never have eaten an Atlantic menhaden - a small oily fish found in the Chesapeake Bay and up and down the East coast - but this fish is food for many birds, mammals and bigger fish, such as the striped bass, as well as the focus of a substantial commercial fishery. Accordi

NORFOLK, Va. - With all the buzz on Capitol Hill about health care reform and job creation, many legislators have expressed doubt about the passage of a climate bill this year. One Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is actively trying to block new environmental regulations for greenhouse

RICHMOND, Va. - Supporters of climate change legislation currently before the U.S. Senate are looking for enough Republican support to make the measure filibuster-proof. The Senate bill will go hand-in-hand with similar legislation already passed in the House. Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th

Richmond - As scientists continue to study climate change, some are issuing more-dire predictions on melting ice and increases in sea level. Dennis Bushnell is one of them. As a chief scientist at the NASA Langley research center in Hampton, he says, as the world's overall temperature increases, the

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