PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 

Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Public News Service - WA: Climate Change/Air Quality

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaking at the National Geographic Society for the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the National Parks. (Tami Heilemann/U.S. Department of the Interior)

SEATTLE - U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell celebrated 100 years of National Parks and spoke about the next 100 years of public lands at the National Geographic Society in Washington Tuesday. The University of Washington graduate said public lands in the west face a number of thre

Pacific Fisher are being threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. (USFS Region 5 Reg/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region)

SEATTLE - As Earth Day approaches, two West Coast members of the weasel family may be heading in different directions when it comes to protection as endangered species. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protections for the Pacific Fisher, a mid-sized weasel estimated to number a

The Washington State Department of Agriculture investigated 123 potential violations of the state's pesticide laws. (Charles O'Rear/United States Department of Agriculture)

SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), investigated 18 percent more potential violations of the state's pesticides laws in the fiscal year of 2015. In a few major cases, people were exposed to pesticide drift. That's according to an annual pesticide report to the legislatur

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects more than 35 million people in the United States annually. (mcfarlandmo/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE - It's the beginning of April, which means flowers are blooming, pollen is plentiful, and allergy sufferers are feeling the itchy effects. There are some simple solutions for sufferers, though. Doctor Mark La Shell, allergist-immunologist with Group Health, says people should start by a

The organization Women of Wind Energy, two of its members seen above, wants to reduce the industry's gender gap. (Women of Wind Energy)

SEATTLE - It's Women's History Month, a celebration of women who have shaped the country, and also a time to appreciate those who are changing society now. In the historically male-dominated energy sector, the organization Women of Wind Energy is helping more women get into the industry. Kristen Gr

A big crowd turned out Jan. 5 for the hearing on the Tesoro-Savage oil-shipping terminal. (Maddie Foutch)

SEATTLE - The year is only a week old, and it's already a big one for opponents of the oil-shipping terminals proposed in the state. They're counting as a "win" the news that the Renewable Energy Group says its future plans won't include handling crude oil at the terminal it purchased in Grays Harb

Public mass transit jobs are among the fastest growing in Washington, according to a new report on clean economy job growth. Credit: SounderBruce/King Co. Metro Transit on Flickr

SEATTLE - As Gov. Jay Inslee heads to Paris for the global climate conference known as COP 21, he'll have something to brag about in a new report. The "clean economy" has grown 9.7 percent and created a little more than 8,200 jobs in Washington in the last five years, according to new research from

Spokane-area residents pack an Oct. 27 meeting about Avista's continued use of power generated from coal. Courtesy: Sierra Club

SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista, the electric utility that serves much of eastern Washington, is planning its next 20 years of power output – and some customers aren't happy that part of it is coal power. The public comment period ends Friday evening on Avista's 20-year Integrated Resource Pla

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