PNS Daily News - October 11, 2019 

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is handed a subpoena in the impeachment inquiry; and the Trump administration approves drug testing as a condition for unemployment benefits.

2020Talks - October 11, 2019 

Nine candidates addressed LGBTQ issues last night, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay top-tier presidential primary candidate.

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Public News Service - WA: Animal Welfare

The spotted frog's critical habitat includes parts of Klickitat, Skagit, Skamania, Thurston and Whatcom counties in Washington. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

SEATTLE - More than 65,000 acres and 20 miles of river in Washington and Oregon have been protected as critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the designation this week for the species, which has lost 90 percent of its former range. Fish and Wildlife bi

Pacific Fisher are being threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. (USFS Region 5 Reg/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region)

SEATTLE - As Earth Day approaches, two West Coast members of the weasel family may be heading in different directions when it comes to protection as endangered species. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protections for the Pacific Fisher, a mid-sized weasel estimated to number a

White-nose syndrome has killed nearly 7 million bats since it was discovered in New York in 2006. (Terry Derting/Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services)

SEATTLE - The first reported case of white-nose syndrome in a West Coast bat was confirmed in North Bend, Washington, last week by wildlife health officials. The disease spreads rapidly among bat populations and has killed nearly 7 million bats on the East Coast. White-nose syndrome is caused by

Organically-raised cattle produce meat with more omega-3 fatty acids, a compound linked to lowered risks of cardiovascular disease. (wiselywoven/morguefile)

SEATTLE - Researchers who analyzed multiple studies from around the world have concluded organic production of dairy products and meat provides more nutrients for diners. The findings, in the British Journal of Nutrition, says organic meat and dairy has 50 percent more omega-three fatty acids, wh

Gov. Jay Inslee has reversed a decision by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to increase cougar hunting quotas in areas inhabited by wolves. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Cougar hunting quotas are not going up. Gov. Jay Inslee has overturned a state wildlife panel's decision to increase the percentage of cougars that can in hunted in areas also inhabited by wolves. Dan Paul, Washington state director for The Humane Society of the United States, said

Local residents look on as Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife biologists outfit a sedated cougar with a GPS collar for their long-term research. Credit: Bill Hebner

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee is being asked to intervene in a dispute between the state Fish and Wildlife Commission and eight groups advocating for Washington's cougar population. The commission decided this spring to increase the percentage of cougars that can be hunted in some areas. The gr

More than 200 cougars a year are killed by hunters in Washington. Animal rights' organizations are asking the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to change its recent decision to increase the cougar quota in some hunting units. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

SEATTLE – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is being asked to rethink its decision to allow more cougars to be killed during hunting season. The recommended quota, based on in-state university research, has been 12 to 16 percent of the cougar population – but the commission in

PHOTO: Cats such as Jinx can be fun companions. Shelters around the state are looking not only for permanent homes for cats and kittens, but for foster parents willing to provide temporary care. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

LYNNWOOD, Wa. - Cat lovers will tell you if you've never had a cat in your life, you don't know what you're missing - but this month, you can find out at animal shelters around the state. June is "Adopt a Cat Month," and shelters are offering discounts on adoptions, and also looking for more foste

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