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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - WA: Native American

SEQUIM, Wash. - A field trip on the Olympic Peninsula this week gave people a chance to see first-hand how much work needs to be done to improve the Dungeness River Watershed. The watershed is a major source of drinking water for the town of Sequim and irrigation water for local agriculture, but it

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Preventing major wildfires and saving the state money are two aims of an effort in central Washington that involves about a dozen partners, from state and federal agencies to conservation and sportsmen's groups and the Yakama Nation. The Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative a

SEATTLE - A new federal report says the U.S. Forest Service's Legacy Roads Program is getting the job done in the Pacific Northwest when it comes to forest restoration and protecting water resources, and now there is a call to expand the program to create more employment. Federal statistics show u

SHELTON, Wash. - Work is underway this month in the Skokomish watershed of northwestern Washington, as local contractors close or repair old logging roads. This area in the Olympic National Forest is known for serious annual floods, and the restoration efforts should improve conditions, not only for

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Fifty years of activism, and Billy Frank Jr. is still going strong; the Washington man has received the highest award from a national conservation group. Frank is the Nisqually tribal elder who has chaired the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for more than 20 years. He's being

SPOKANE, Wash. - More than 50 Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho businesspeople are asking Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to back a new approach to saving Columbia River salmon. They want the two Washington senators to support a new round of discussions with everyone at the table - from

SEATTLE - Keep spilling Snake River water over the dams to protect young salmon. That's the bottom line in a new report by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), and it comes on the heels of a request by the Obama administration to significantly cu

SEATTLE - Superior Court today will consider whether limits should be placed on the amount of water industrial "stock watering" feedlots may draw from Washington state aquifers in Franklin County. The large operations are opposed by smaller family farms, and both sides are asking for a summary judgm

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