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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - WA: Environment

Washington is on track to require lower emission standards for vehicles starting with the 2009 model year. New York and Vermont have been in court with U.S. automakers over similar plans and a federal judge has ruled that states can enact the stronger clean air standards developed by California. K.

Spokane, WA – Some Washington beekeepers have lost hives this year to "colony collapse disorder," the deadly disease that scientists speculate may be caused by a virus. Jerry Tate, president of the Washington State Beekeepers' Association, says it should also serve as a wake-up call in an indu

Olympia, WA – The State of Washington will collect its two-millionth pound of unwanted chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides from farms, golf courses and other businesses this year. The signup deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 5, for collections in Eastern Washington that begin in October. Joe Hoff

Environmental groups say the Clean Water Act needs some cleaning up. A new bill in Congress would clarify what most people already assumed -- that U.S. lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands have federal protection from industrial pollution. But in recent court cases, industries and developers have c

Conservation and public health groups are calling it a "victory for clean air," cheering this week's Ninth Circuit Court decision that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot allow Idaho farmers to continue field burning. Last fall, Eastern Washington public health groups went to court to compl

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