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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


The Trump administration shows 50 thousand Haitians the door; also on the rundown; graduate students say the GOP Tax Bill is a primary concern; net neutrality in the balance today; plus a look at whether music can be a deterrent to juvenile crime.

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The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was created in 2000 and expanded in 2017. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

ASHLAND, Ore. – Chambers of Commerce and businesses in Oregon and across the country are telling the director of the National Economic Council that national monuments are integral to local economies. A leaked memo from the Interior Department suggests reducing the size of the Cascade-Siskiyo

The Oregon Legislature this year passed a bill that will offer rebates up to $2,500 to electric-vehicle purchasers. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The auto industry and supporters of electric vehicles don't want to see Congress put the brakes on an electric vehicle tax incentive, but the fuel's future still is looking bright. Industry leaders such as Tesla, Nissan and General Motors are opposing the House Republicans'

Tariffs on solar panels could cost the U.S. 88,000 jobs, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (Oregon Dept. of Transportation/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon advocates for solar energy say the future won't be as bright if the Trump administration imposes tariffs on imported solar panels. Last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that cheap, foreign-made solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers, and w

Communities of color want to ensure their communities have a seat at the table as Oregon moves to a renewable energy economy. (OPAL Environmental Justice)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A coalition of organizations of color called the Just Transition Alliance is working to fight for climate justice and holding an assembly this weekend. Groups such as OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - or APANO - and Rural Organizat

Battery technology allows people to store solar energy in the event of a blackout  or a solar eclipse. (Support PDX/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Not even Monday's solar eclipse could cast a shadow on the trend toward solar energy in Oregon. People are following lower costs. According to the Energy Trust of Oregon, the cost for installation of solar panels on homes has gone down 17 percent since 2014. Lizzie Rubado, the trus

A new report finds cleaning the Columbia River up for fish would have significant economic value for the region. (Thomas/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A cleaner Columbia River could unlock even more economic potential for the Northwest, according to a new report. In Earth Economics' analysis of the Columbia River Basin, its natural value totals nearly $200 billion dollars annually in food, water, recreation, flood risk reductio

The Oregon Business Alliance for Climate supports pricing carbon emissions in the state. (greensefa/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon businesses are partnering to fight climate change with a new organization called the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate. The alliance supports pricing policies for carbon emissions in Oregon. Its 27 founding members span industries from restaurants and real-estate c

The Portland Timbers are a member of the Green Sports Alliance, which is helping teams, stadiums and fans go green. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sports reach millions of viewers each year and attract thousands of fans to every game, which means teams and athletes have a lot of influence. The Green Sports Alliance recognizes that the footprint for stadiums and arenas is big. So it's focusing on sustainable ways to pro

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