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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 


DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


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Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

A bill in Congress would protect the Olympic Peninsula's Queets River. (Sam Beebe/Flickr)

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A bill a decade in the making to protect parts of the Olympic National Forest passed out of committee in Congress yesterday. The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of the forest as wilderness, and 19 riv

The Tilth Alliance, its Seattle community garden seen above, is bringing together farmers and farmworkers in Yakima this weekend. (CAJC: in the PNW/Flickr)

YAKIMA, Wash. – Washingtonians who work the land to provide their neighbors with food are coming together, as the production season slows down. The 45th annual Tilth Conference starts today in Yakima and the focus is on "growing a resilient future." Erin Murphy, statewide education coordinat

Transportation accounts for more than 40% of Washington state's carbon emissions. (Oran Viriyincy/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Puget Sound region is striking out on its own with a bold proposal for a clean fuel standard. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has drafted a rule that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 26% by 2030 in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Tr

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources oversees about 2 million acres of state-owned forest land. (rnjacobs/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is making progress on high profile issues facing the state, but that could be overshadowing the agency's core functions, according to an assessment of Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz by the Washington Environmental Counci

Groups opposed to a Tacoma liquefied natural gas project say it's received permits based on flawed analyses. (Seattle City Council/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. – Critics of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Tacoma are hoping to topple the proposal at a public hearing this week. Puget Sound Energy's 8 million gallon tank already is half-built on Tacoma's Tideflats and awaits one final air permit to continue construction. The P

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was the first presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. (International Institute for Sustainable Development/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Young people are leading the growing calls for the Democratic National Committee to allow a presidential primary debate on climate change. DNC officials so far have resisted the stand alone debate, saying they would have to hold other single issue contests as well. But supporters

Nearly three-quarters of western Washington municipalities are making progress toward controlling polluting stormwater runoff. (Seattle.gov)

SEATTLE – After years of work, cities in Washington are doing more to protect Puget Sound from its biggest source of pollution: stormwater runoff. A report from the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and Washington Environmental Council helped motivate them. In 2017, the groups released their prog

A bill in Congress would protect more than 126,000 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

QUILCENE, Wash. – After a decade of work, a bill to protect sensitive parts of the Olympic National Forest is poised to move ahead in Congress. On Wednesday, a U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee held a hearing on the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. It would

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