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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Former President Donald J. Trump first ever to face federal charges in 7 count indictment; the Supreme Court strikes down Alabama's Congressional Maps; Canadian wildfires affect the health of humans and wildlife.

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The Supreme Court upholds a key provision of the Voting Rights Act over Alabama redistricting, smoky skies could spell EPA trouble for some states, and President Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBTQ+ protections.

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Rural communities launch projects with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a study says rural transgender adults feel less supported than those in urban areas, and a summer road trip could mean majestic scenic byways or a sprinkling of donut shops.

Chris Thomas

News Director

Chris Thomas has worked with Public News Service since 2006, currently as News Director. Previous experience includes stints as a news reporter, producer and anchor for TV stations in Boise, ID (KBOI), Portland, OR (KATU), and Dallas, TX (WFAA), plus multiple radio stations and three daily newspapers. Also a former film critic and restaurant critic tough but fair! Chris also writes and edits non-news copy for a variety of organizations.


Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Topic Expertise: Food safety, politics, salmon recovery, environment, eldercare & dementia

Local Expertise: Pacific Northwest, Texas, Greece

Location: Monterey, CA

Demographic Expertise: Seniors, rural Americans

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100 Days and Counting: Nevadans Aim to Save LWCF

LAS VEGAS — To kick off a 100-day campaign to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, some Nevada business owners and outdoor enthusiasts …

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Group Asks FDA for Interstate Sales of Raw Milk

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being asked to allow sales of raw milk across state lines - something that's been …

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At WV State Capitol, Questions Land a Reporter in Jail

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Reporter Dan Heyman, who covers West Virginia and Virginia for Public News Service, was arrested inside the State Capitol in …

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OR Filmmakers Follow Malheur Refuge Takeover from Day One

PORTLAND, Ore. - Two Oregon filmmakers are among those who will closely follow the trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their co-defendants on federal …

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“Constitutional” Sheriff Backed Malheur Occupation

JOHN DAY, Ore. - The small-town sheriff who made front-page headlines in Oregon this week also tops an investigative report by the Southern Poverty …

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WA Lawmakers Asked to Give Helping Hand to Family Caregivers

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington legislators are considering an idea that just became a state law in Oregon and Nevada. The CARE Act outlines rules for …

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WA Part-Time College Instructors Seek Job Stability

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Almost half the college courses in Washington are taught by part-time instructors at less pay than full-timers and with no …

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New Year Brings New Approach for Klamath Basin Dam Removal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A plan for the Klamath Basin water-use agreements may have expired in Congress, but at least part of it was resuscitated this …

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Support for Harney County Residents Sweeps Across State

ROSEBURG, Ore. - About 350 people gathered in Burns, Ore., on Monday for a local rally to tell the last few armed anti-government occupiers at the …

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Funds Still Available to Help Low-Income Oregonians with Power Bills

REDMOND, Ore. - Oregonians at risk of falling behind on their home-heating bills this winter have some options. Funds are still available for the …

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