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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - WA: Toxics

Seattle, WA – Despite Americans' growing concerns about food safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to stop publishing a national survey that, since 1990, has tracked pesticides and weed killers used on farm crops. The agency says ending the project will save $8 million

Seattle, WA – Thousands of toxicologists are in Seattle this week to examine the science behind some of the recent news headlines about topics such as pet food safety, cough and cold medications in children, and the impact of pollution on Puget Sound. They're the behind-the-scenes researchers

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 (

Bellingham, WA – Is fish "organic" if it's raised in the aquatic version of a feedlot? The debate over fish farming spills this week into the realm of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), where scientists on both sides of the issue are weighing in on whether "farmed" salmon can be sold

Washington, DC – Washington is dotted with about 3,800 abandoned mines, and there may finally be some federal money to clean them up if Congress passes the "Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act." It would stop the sale of federal lands to miners, and require gold, silver, and uranium miners to

Olympia, WA – The State of Washington will collect its two-millionth pound of unwanted chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides from farms, golf courses and other businesses this year. The signup deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 5, for collections in Eastern Washington that begin in October. Joe Hoff

Seattle, WA - Before you finish your holiday shopping for the kids on your list, it's worth a look at another list -- the annual "Ten Worst Toys" roundup. This year, it contains some items that you may not think of as being especially hazardous to children. It includes everything from a $10 lamp sha

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