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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Oregon received a mix of grades on an annual report card assessing the state's transition to clean energy. (Karen Murphy/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – A new report card on Oregon's transition to clean energy shows a mix of successes and failures. The state received an A-minus for the ways it produces power, getting high marks for passing the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, which ensures the state will get 80 percent

Since 2001, Fresh Alliance has redirected 80 million pounds of food from being wasted in Oregon. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's National Volunteer Week, and some Oregonians are taking note by helping to feed those in need. Nearly 15 percent of Oregon families were food insecure, or had trouble putting meals on the table, at some point during 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's last

In lieu of a ballot measure to end the use of coal power in Oregon, major utilities offered to negotiate a transition plan and timeline. (columbia114/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new approach and new timeline for state energy policy awaits the Oregon Legislature for consideration. Utilities, clean-energy groups and consumer advocates have just unveiled a plan to ensure the state will be coal-free by 2030, and that the state's two largest power companies

You'll never again look at the contents of your blue recycle bin in quite the same way after taking a Master Recycler course. Credit: Chris Thomas

SALEM, Ore. – The old saying "waste not, want not" takes on a whole new meaning for Oregonians who sign up for a Master Recycler course. If you've ever wondered what happens to the trash you toss out or the contents of those blue curbside recycling bins, there are eight Master Recycler progr

Full page newspaper ads and a social media blitz are reminding Oregon lawmakers of one priority they didn't advance in the 2015 Legislature. Courtesy: Sierra Club

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Legislature doesn't start again for five months, but advocates for clean energy are already trying to get lawmakers' attention. The Sierra Club launched an Oregon ad campaign this week on social media and in some major newspapers, suggesting legislative leaders step up

Tours of permaculture in action are part of this weekend's Northwest Permaculture Convergence in Eugene. Credit: Northwest Permaculture Convergence

EUGENE, Ore. - Today and through the weekend, people from across the region are gathering in Eugene for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, learning how to work with nature and their neighbors to meet more of their basic needs locally. In a world facing many environmental and economic challenge

PHOTO: Noxious weeds are no match for the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area. They made quite a haul on BLM land in July. Photo courtesy of 'FANS.'

BEND, Ore. - A growing group of outdoor enthusiasts in the Bend area has a mission to not just enjoy their favorite hiking and fishing spots, but to learn more about them and help protect them. And they have encouraged others in Oregon to follow their lead. Members of Friends and Neighbors of the

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians are taking center stage today at the "Good Jobs, Green Jobs" regional conference in Los Angeles. Panelists at the two-day event are sharing information about programs launched in Oregon and other western states to create and support jobs in construction, transit, farming

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