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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - WA: Cultural Resources

Benjamin Shabazz, speaking at an interfaith conference above, is an imam in Seattle who will be attending Monday night's debates. (CAIR-WA)

SEATTLE – Tonight the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host two debates in Redmond between Washington state politicians. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates, Erin Jones and state Rep. Chris Reykdal, will face off first, followed by incumbent Secretary of S

There are an estimated 22,000 legal permanent residents in Seattle who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. (Mayor McGinn/flickr)

SEATTLE – Becoming a U.S. citizen isn’t free, costing those applying nearly $700 per person. So some credit unions in the Evergreen State are helping eligible residents with loans to cover the cost. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (SMCU) recently joined the Seattle Office of Immigr

Two hikes are taking place at San Juan Island, above, as part of Latino Conservation Week. (Jeff Clark/BLM Oregon/Washington)

SEATTLE - It's Latino Conservation Week, and groups across the nation are focused on access to public lands for Latino communities. All this week, groups will be hosting events outdoors for Latino families to promote recreation and the protection of natural resources. Maite Arce, president and CEO

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River is one of two that received protection as Wild and Scenic just a year ago. (Thomas O'Keefe)

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - At this time a year ago, Washington gained its newest wilderness acreage when President Obama signed a bill expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. For the town of Snoqualmie, one of the closest to the Alpine Lakes area, the wilderness addition has capped off a big year. Mon

Rafters on the Wenatchee River may not mix well with helicopters landing in the nearby Enchantment Peak area. Credit: Wildwater River Guides

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - The comment period has just closed for a U.S. Army proposal to do helicopter training exercises in some scenic Washington recreation spots. Joint Base Lewis-McChord says its crews could practice landing helicopters on local mountains rather than flying to Colorado, as they do n

Members of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Association show off their handiwork, built to go over the Dungeness River in Olympic National Forest. Courtesy: U.S. Forest Service

SEATTLE – More than two dozen projects on national forests in Washington need volunteers this Saturday for National Public Lands Day. Much of the work to be done is trail maintenance and cleanup, but there's also some painting and sprucing up of park structures in a few areas. Public lands

A small-business coalition says building a large oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver would change the city's character and culture, and end up costing more jobs than it creates. Credit: Washington Department of Transportation.

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Small businesses in Vancouver say the city is becoming its own economic powerhouse and doesn't need an oil-shipping terminal to create jobs. Members of the group "Vancouver 101" estimate that if only one in 30 businesses now in the area moves or closes because of a proposed Tesor

PHOTO: The Ebey Blockhouse on Whidbey Island is one of the historic farm buildings at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve near Coupeville. The reserve is a candidate for preservation in 2016 with Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

SEATTLE - On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Energy Committee takes up the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which has brought $600 million to the Evergreen State over the last 50 years for conservation and recreation projects. But the LWCF is set to expire this fall, and Congress h

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