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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from around the world on today’s update, including: an attack at an airport in Istanbul leaves more than 30 people dead; some see a challenge in getting out the Latino youth vote, but now there’s an app for that; and could we soon see the end of the death penalty in the U.S.? One lawyer says it’s inevitable.

Public News Service - Oregon

The share of income taxes paid by corporations in Oregon has fallen from 18.5 percent to 6.7 percent since the mid-1970s. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The share of taxes Oregon collects from corporations has dropped significantly over the last four decades. According to a report released today by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the corporate share of income taxes in the mid-1970s was more than 18 percent -- but today it's l...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Janitors working in the Portland area are concerned about wages, access to affordable health care, and workloads. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND Ore. - Nearly 2,000 janitors in the Portland metro area authorized a strike over low wages and a lack of access to affordable health care last Friday. The custodians don't want to be priced out of Portland, where the cost of living has been on the rise, including the cost for a home, which ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

The 12th Annual Central Oregon Pride Festival takes place in Bend this Saturday at Drake Park. (Another Believer/Wikimedia Commons)

BEND, Ore. -- Bend will host the 12th annual Central Oregon Pride Celebration on Saturday, celebrating the LGBT population of central Oregon. Although that community is smaller than those in some other areas of Oregon -- the first Central Oregon Pride Celebration drew 35 people in 2004 -- festival ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

AARP's volunteer tax aide program helped more than 87,000 people file their taxes. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Tax aide volunteers helped Oregonians get back nearly $56 million in returns this year. That's according to AARP, which provided volunteers and resources to help more than 87,000 seniors and people with low incomes file their taxes. Bob Bruce, Oregon state coordinator for AARP's tax...Read More

Public News Service - OR

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has released an assessment of The Oregon Community Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation. (Kyle Pearson/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's largest source of funding for nonprofit groups has built a strong network statewide, according to a new report. The Oregon Community Foundation, the eighth largest of its kind in the country, distributed $103 million in 2015 to fund charitable causes and scholarships. Lis...Read More

Public News Service - OR

The stigma surrounding mental health issues is roadblock for some people seeking help. (Marie. L./Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - An estimated 137,000 Oregonians have mental-health needs, but stigma could be keeping some of them from seeking help. New research measured how 370 college students responded when given the opportunity to learn more online about mental-health services. Daniel Lannin, the study's...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Outdoor advocates are in Washington, D.C., asking Congress to consider a bill that would protect Steamboat Creek, a renowned steelhead sanctuary. (Bureau of Land Management)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Advocates from Oregon are converging on Washington, D.C., this week to push Congress to pass proposed legislation protecting public lands. They'll be joined by others from across the country, asking members of Congress to make some decisions before this year's short session ends. ...Read More

Public News Service - OR

A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

Public News Service - OR

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