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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - WA: Environment

Seattle, WA – There are some Puget Sound residents who won't be feasting on Thanksgiving. They're the 88 orca whales who live in the Sound and depend on salmon for their diet. Marine scientists say the famous orcas are in trouble this year, because they're not getting enough to eat. The resear

Shelton, WA – Native American salmon fishing is governed partly by treaties from the mid-1800s, and partly by today's reality that wild salmon are endangered. In a rare meeting on Friday in Shelton, tribal representatives of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) told Washington's s

Chicago, IL – Washington's architects, builders and city planners are converging on Chicago this week for the biggest-ever conference on "green building." About 20,000 people are there, to network and learn how to make houses, schools and businesses more environmentally friendly. Seattle archi

Teshekpuk Lake, AK – Bird watching, and hunting seasons for geese in some areas, kick into high gear this month in Washington. Sportsmen and bird-watchers alike are being asked to get involved in efforts to save the biggest "bird nursery" in the country, a remote lake in Northern Alaska. Many

Washington, DC – Washington is dotted with about 3,800 abandoned mines, and there may finally be some federal money to clean them up if Congress passes the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act." It would stop the sale of federal lands to miners, and require gold, silver, and uranium miners to

Seattle, WA - Your mayor may be making a promise you'll be asked to help deliver. Mayors from hundreds of U.S. cities are gathered in Seattle today for a conference on how to tackle global warming at the local level. About 700 mayors, including 28 here in Washington, have signed a "Climate Protectio

Seattle, WA – A "platinum-plated roadmap to extinction." That's what one sport-fishing spokesperson calls the new ten-year federal plan for saving wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The document, known as a "Biological Opinion" (BiOp), was released yesterday, and critics say it sugg

Seattle, WA – A new study says almost 800 companies in Washington could get enough work manufacturing renewable energy systems to create a total of more than 8,500 new jobs in the state. However, boosting their business will take the cooperation of Congress, in passing the "Renewable Energy St

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