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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: Salmon Recovery

PHOTO: Will the fourth federal plan to save endangered salmon species make headway? Its critics say it isn't much different than earlier plans that were found lacking. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

SEATTLE - Another deadline is approaching in the lengthy court battle to protect endangered Northwest wild salmon species, and this week the federal government has done its part to meet it by submitting a draft version of an updated plan. However, conservation and fishing groups say there's nothing

PHOTO: Divers Crayton Fenn and Eric Hazelton with their most recent

SEATTLE - Puget Sound may have a lot of problems in terms of pollution, but a cure is well under way for one of them. In the last year, about 200 lost or abandoned fishing nets have been rounded up by teams of expert divers. It's slow going, because it is no small task to locate the nets by sonar an

YAKIMA, Wash. - Money flowing from Olympia should allow more water to flow into the parched Yakima Basin. The Washington Legislature has approved more than $130 million for the massive Yakima Basin Integrated Plan. It will improve water storage and conservation in a region that scientists say will c

PHOTO: Some pesticides affect a salmon's sense of smell, making it hard for them to migrate back to their

SEATTLE – The Environmental Protect Agency is being urged to do a better job of considering the effects that pesticides have on endangered fish and wildlife. The EPA is responsible for approving pesticides for use. A National Academy of Sciences expert panel released a report this week that

PHOTO: Ariel view of Grays Harbor. Photo Credit: Quinault Indian Nation

SEATTLE - Tens of millions of barrels a year: that's how much crude oil is projected to be rolling by rail to Washington state under a proposal that's being challenged by local tribes and community groups. According to Tyson Johnston, First Councilman with the Quinault Indian Nation, his tribe wan

PHOTO: From March to September, water samples taken throughout the state will help determine how much pesticide spray ends up in streams. Photo credit: Ron Nichols, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Starting this month, water samples will be scooped out of streams every week around the state to test for the presence of farm chemicals potentially harmful to fish and people. It's a joint project of the Washington State Departments of Agriculture and Ecology. The last few years of

PHOTO: Eatonville wants to be known as Washington's

EATONVILLE, Wash. - Spring is coming, and in one western Washington town, that means revving up the backhoes to dig in the dirt with the neighbors. Residents of Eatonville already have installed dozens of rain gardens, as part of the town's goal to stop all polluted runoff from reaching their water

PHOTO: This Southern Resident orca is

SEATTLE - Today is the final day to comment on a petition to take a Pacific Northwest killer whale off the endangered species list. There are fewer than 90 Southern Resident orcas, popular mascots of the Puget Sound area. Two commercial farms in California say these whales are no different than any

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