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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: This is PNS.)

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Public News Service - WA: Environment

Olympia, WA – This month, Governor Chris Gregoire has stepped into the ring twice with the federal government. Washington is a party to two lawsuits against the feds. One challenges new restrictions on how states can provide healthcare for low-income children with federal funds; the other woul

San Francisco, CA – Conservation groups have filed a petition asking that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency create and enforce rules to regulate pollution in the marine transport industry. Earthjustice filed the request on behalf of several groups that say there are plenty of ways for b

Lacey, WA – For the first time in five years, kids near the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge aren't going there to put their science knowledge to work. A program at Komachin Middle School is one of many that ended because there aren't enough refuge employees left to work with the students, a

Crystal Mountain, WA - The "Call of the Wild" beckons more and more Washingtonians every year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says we spend $1.5 billion a year on wildlife tourism in the state, an increase of 51 percent in the past five years. While the outdoor business is booming, Mike O'Malley

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

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