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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

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US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

Olympia, WA – There's new legislation intended to expand protection for "whistle blowers" in Washington state government by expanding the definition of the term. People typically think of whistle-blowing as the exposing of fraud or corruption. However, the bill on Gov. Christine Gregoire's des

Seattle, WA – A diverse group of Washingtonians is heading to Pittsburgh for the "Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference" next week. It's a gathering of about 80 organizations, including labor unions, conservation groups, business and city leaders, scientists and educators. They'll discuss how to re

Seattle, WA – A pesticide derived from nerve gas can still be used in Washington orchards for a few more years, despite federal acknowledgment that it is dangerous to workers, children and fish. The environmental law firm Earthjustice is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (

Olympia, WA – A U.S. Senate Committee has been "digging" for ways to update the nation's hard-rock mining law. And with more than 2,200 mining claims in Washington, conservation groups say an update is past due. Those advocating changes argue the current law, which has been in place since 1872

Seattle, WA – Washington is one of 16 states "on hold," waiting for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow tougher standards for vehicle tailpipe emissions. Those states, and five conservation groups, have started the New Year off by joining in on legal action against the EPA, sayin

Olympia, WA – A Washington State official says thousands of miles of mostly-abandoned logging roads in Washington amount to what he calls a "ticking time bomb." The roads are located in the national forests in the state, from mountain ridges all the way to Puget Sound. Most of them aren't main

Seattle, WA – "Home for the holidays" may mean more climate change pollution here at home in Washington. A group of cities, states, and environmental organizations has filed petitions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking to do more to rein in pollution from U.S. flights, which

Seattle, WA – This week, it's back to the drawing board for Energy Northwest -- or is it? The company's new coal-fired power plant for Kalama, Washington, was stopped last week with a unanimous decision by the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee. EFSEC said the plan didn't come c

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