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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - WA: Environment

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

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

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