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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

Sedro Woolley, WA – When the "Wild and Scenic Rivers Act" was passed by Congress 40 years ago this month, much of the Skagit River system in Northwest Washington was included, but not all of it. Now, the National Park Service is studying the possibility of expanding the federal protection to a

Seattle, WA – Conservation groups in Washington are calling it an important step toward cleaner air in the West – and a mixed blessing, as well. The Western Climate Initiative (WCI), a coalition of seven Western states and four Canadian provinces, has unveiled its new, two-phase plan to

Newhalem, WA – For the first time in five years, a hallowed piece of Washington wilderness will be open to the public. Rock climbers and conservation groups on Saturday will join the National Park Service to build and restore access paths to Newhalem Crags, the sheer rock walls in North Cascad

Seattle, WA – Washington's 2 million acres of roadless national forest land are in legal limbo, now that a federal judge in Wyoming has decided the "Roadless Rule" should not have been enacted back in 2001. He handed down his decision in a case filed by the State of Wyoming, which wants the ab

Puyallup, WA – A dozen University of Montana students are coming to Washington for a climb up 14,000-foot Mt. Rainier Aug. 15-17. Their goal for the "Climb for Climate" is to call attention to what young people can do to curb the effects of global warming on the mountains of the Northwest. The

Seattle, WA – At least half of Washington State has geothermal energy potential, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to lease more public land, including National Forest land, to companies that can tap it. The federal agency is holding public meetings this month about a new leasing pl

Seattle, WA – Churches in Washington are taking action on such issues as fair trade, climate change and conservation, and they're part of a national groundswell. A new Sierra Club report features faith groups in every state that are making the environment a top priority. Reverend LeeAnne Ber

Seattle, WA – Washington's parks, trails, wildlife refuges and environmental cleanup plans have been operating on too little federal money, for too long. That's the view of Washington's 6th District Congressman Norm Dicks, who chairs the House Interior and Environment subcommittee. Last week,

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