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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 5, 2020 

Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - WA: Cultural Resources

WENATCHEE, Wash. - "It's easy to confuse Wenatchee with the Garden of Eden." That's the first line in a glowing new review of this central Washington city, by AARP. The city of some 54,000 residents is getting some unexpected national attention, with feature stories in USA Today and AARP The Magazi

SEATTLE - Some charitable foundations which receive and grant millions of dollars of donations in Washington are making a public pledge to do more to benefit those who need help the most. They've agreed to allocate at least half of their grant money to causes that benefit the poor, the elderly, and

SEATTLE - On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules meant to protect an 'open Internet,' so as to prevent telecom and network companies from being able to block, slow or prioritize different kinds of online traffic. But the very groups that have pushed for such rules

SEATTLE - The new year is expected to bring new federal rules for the national forests, including the nine in Washington. The current rules haven't been updated since 1982, although the Bush Administration tried - and ended up in court for its attempts to reduce protections for fish and wildlife.

SEATTLE - Wilderness Week begins on Sunday, an annual reminder to enjoy America's most scenic spots - and to think about what it takes to protect them. Members of conservation groups from Washington State will be in a less tranquil setting: the nation's capitol. They're joining their counterparts fr

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

SEATTLE - September is National Wilderness Month, and for Washington, the presidential proclamation is a celebration of the 4.4 million acres that make it the Evergreen State. There's a push to increase that total, with an addition to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area that has already passed in the U

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - Instead of staring at the great outdoors as a screen-saver on a laptop, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) suggests Washington families experience the beauty of nature firsthand this weekend. Saturday's "Great American Backyard Campout" is an annual celebration of being

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