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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - WA: Environmental Justice

SEATTLE - When Washingtonians can't see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams or other scenic vistas, it could be because of air pollution, not clouds or fog. Federal plans to reduce this haze have been on hold, but legal action could change that. A coalition of 10 conservation groups says it will sue the Env

VANCOUVER, Wash. - It has been almost a year since a local neighborhood association in Vancouver charged Clark County with not doing enough to protect waterways from polluted runoff from new construction. On Thursday, the Washington State Pollution Control Hearings Board agreed with them. The Board

LONGVIEW, Wash. - The State of Washington wants to weigh in on the environmental review process for a coal export terminal that has been proposed for Longview. Several conservation groups banded together earlier this month to challenge a permit for the terminal, granted by the Cowlitz County Commis

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The face-offs continue between Northwest conservation groups and coal companies. Today, an appeal is being filed at the Washington State Shoreline Hearings Board. A coalition wants to reverse last month's decision by the Cowlitz County Commission to allow a coal export terminal to b

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington is closely watching a battle in the Idaho Supreme Court over whether to allow massive oil exploration equipment to be trucked across scenic roadways of Northern Idaho and Montana to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada. Some of the Korean-made equipment has already arrived

RICHLAND, Wash. - A host of agencies and boards are supposed to be ensuring the safety of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But how thorough can their oversight be if the workers doing the research and design are afraid to speak up? This month, the fe

TUMWATER, Wash. - How tough should counties be on developers in planning and controlling storm water runoff, a major source of water pollution? That's the issue in a case to be argued this week at the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. It alleges that Clark County has what amounts to a spe

LACEY, Wash. - On Tuesday evening, the Washington Department of Ecology holds a public hearing at its office in Lacey about air pollution in the form of haze. A main source of the haze-producing nitrogen oxide pollution (NOX) is the state's only coal-fired power plant, in Centralia. Demonstrations o

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