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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2019 


An internal IRS memo is reported to contradict the administration’s stand on refusing to supply Trump’s tax returns. Also, on our Wednesday rundown: Missouri’s governor prepares to sign a restrictive abortion bill. And guess which state is agitating for an end to annoying robocalls?

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Public News Service - WA: Environment

Environmental groups say removing four lower Snake River dams would restore salmon populations, providing food to Northwest orcas. (Save Our Wild Salmon)

CLARKSTON, Wash. – The fourth annual Free the Snake Flotilla begins tomorrow and one focus of the event is the role a free-flowing Snake River could play in aiding Northwest orcas. Folks in kayaks, canoes and boats are floating down the Snake in Southeast Washington to call on policymakers t

A coal powered plant near Centralia, Wash., is set to shut down completely by 2025. (Kid Klutch/Flickr)

CENTRALIA, Wash. – With an initiative on the November ballot to charge carbon polluters, supporters are pointing to Southwest Washington as an example of how the measure could help workers. Initiative 1631 would put a fee on the state's largest polluters, such as oil companies, and use part

The Seattle metro area experienced nearly a month of bad air quality in 2016. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

SEATTLE — Air quality could still be a problem, even after Washingtonians get through this active wildfire season. According to a new analysis, some Washington cities experienced more than a month of polluted air in 2016 from sources such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust. The report "Troubl

There are only about 75 Southern Resident orcas left in the Northwest. (C. Emmons/NOAA Fisheries)

SEATTLE – The death of a calf among the Northwest's iconic Southern Resident orcas is highlighting the grave situation the whales are in. The newborn calf, part of a pod that migrates through Puget Sound known as J pod, died last week. Its mother has been seen carrying the dead calf since the

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect part of the world-renowned Olympic National Park. (Sean O'Neill/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Some U.S. military veterans want Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that protects access to public lands and recreation that is set to expire at the end of September. The Vet Voice Foundation says the program helps keep

Seattle high school student and event organizer Jamie Margolin wants the Zero Hour Youth Climate March to be an inclusive movement. (Zero Hour Seattle)

SEATTLE – Young people around the world are standing up this Saturday to tell leaders to act on climate change before it's too late. The Zero Hour Youth Climate March is being organized by Seattle high school student Jamie Margolin; she'll be leading the main march in Washington DC. Sister m

The environmental movement typically is aimed at recruiting young people. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study suggests most people don't stay environmentally conscious as they get older. Researchers analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a large questionnaire that's been around since the 1970s, and found folks become less willing to fund environmental protections

I-1631 would use a fee on carbon pollution to invest in communities of color that have disproportionately been affected by climate change. (John Duffy/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The latest effort to curb carbon pollution in Washington state is putting communities most affected by climate change at its center. Backers of Initiative 1631 are gathering signatures to qualify it for the November ballot. It would charge $15 per ton on carbon emissions starting i

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