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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd - we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - WA: Public Lands/Wilderness

People in Washington know when there's a big rain because the Skokomish River is among the first to flood. But the area will get some federal help to remedy that and improve water quality in the Olympic National Forest. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $150,000 in a growing fund

Washington, D.C./Seattle, WA - If you can't fix 'em, close 'em. That's the U.S. Forest Service position on thousands of miles of remote roads and trails in Washington, and conservation groups agree. They are crumbling due to lack of maintenance, affecting wildlife habitat and water quality. Washingt

It'll happen again over Memorial Day weekend. The wildest activities on state-owned land are not caused by the wildlife. In the last two years, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife arrests and warnings have increased 20 percent. So the department is proposing a new set of rules for its 900,00

A bill to create a new "Wild Sky Wilderness Area" in Snohomish County passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, but it's a hurdle that has taken five years to clear. The Senate had approved the bill three times, but it sat in committee in the House. Mike Town of the group Friends of the

Bad news for birds, and people, who were planning to visit Washington's 22 National Wildlife Refuges -- federal budget cuts mean fewer biologists and rangers on duty. From the San Juan Islands to Nisqually and Turnbull, Washington's sites are key parts of the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route

Washington State's delayed "Wild Sky Wilderness Act" may be close to reality as the U.S. House of Representatives could soon pass the federal law. The Act would create a federally protected wilderness area in eastern Snohomish County, the first new wilderness area in Washington since the 1980s. The

Schools, wildlife habitats, trail repairs, public safety and forest fire control efforts are all poised to take a hit in Washington. The "Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act" expired in September - the legislation helps counties that contain federal land. There are 27 such cou

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