Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Thousands of U.S. immigrants and allies rallied Tuesday to demand that Congress make a pathway to citizenship; oil and gas drilling bonds could go up in Pennsylvania.

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UN Secretary General calls for ban on drones; new book by Politico reports Hunter Biden emails to foreign business leaders; VP Harris condemns treatment of Haitian migrants; and Congress works to avoid a government shutdown.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas has worked with Public News Service since 2006, currently as senior editor. 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: Seattle, WA and Boise, ID

Demographic Expertise: Seniors, rural Americans

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