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PNS Daily Newscast - Wednesday, May 25th, 2016Topping the news today:  


Topping the news today: Voters in Oregon will be asked if they want to raise taxes on huge corporations to pay for schools, health care and senior services. Also out West, protestors are rallying against fracking, and Comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial.

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Green River United Faculty President Jaeney Hoene held a news conference on the first day of the three-day strike to protest program cuts at Green River College. (Green River United Faculty Coalition)\
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
AUBURN, Wash. - Faculty members at Green River College in south King County are in Day Two of a three-day strike, protesting the college's plans to cut some programs. College President Eileen Ely has said the college will eliminate 11 programs in ...Read More
The red areas indicate the use of herbicides containing glyphosate in New York City parks. (www.RevBilly.com/maps)\
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NEW YORK - An interactive, online map could tell you if you're living near a public park where an herbicide that may cause cancer is being used. The map is the work of Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, a group that calls itself an "anti- ...Read More
The National Education Association sent teachers from across the country to Washington, D.C., to ask senators to hold a hearing on President Obama's nomination for the U.S Supreme Court. (Patrick Chambers)\
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - In classrooms across the country, students learn about the role citizens play in democracy. And in about a dozen classrooms, they're hearing firsthand from their teachers, who got to go to Washington, D.C. They were selected for ...Read More
Getting traffic off the roadways is a key to cutting carbon pollution in major cities, according to a Frontier Group report released by Arizona PIRG. (kichigin/iStockphoto) \
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
PHOENIX - If you're stuck in traffic and breathing fumes from the car ahead of you, a new report outlines ways to cut carbon emissions from vehicles by more than half over the next couple of decades. Reducing carbon pollution is seen as a long-term ...Read More
Gov. Kate Brown holds a ceremonial signing today of House Bill 4017, which helps Oregon residents who are Pacific Islanders gain access to health care. (Pixabay)\
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SALEM, Ore. - Groups promoting equity in health care in the state are gathering today on the Capitol steps to recognize lawmakers who expanded care for Oregonians. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is bringing together community leaders, lawmakers ...Read More