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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

Washington, DC – It's been a wild ride for the Wild Sky. After seven long years of Congressional ping-pong, Washington State is close to getting its "Wild Sky Wilderness Area." The bill designating it passing the U.S. Senate on Thursday--for the fourth time. The difference now, supporters say,

Seattle, WA – There's rough weather ahead for Columbia River salmon, and the culprit is global warming, according to a study released Thursday. A compilation of recent scientific research, the report concludes that a rise in river temperatures, smaller snowpacks, and more winter rain could com

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

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