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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

Public News Service - Oregon

There were about 80 gray wolves in Oregon when the animal was removed from the state's endangered species list. (Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The conservation group Cascadia Wildlands filed an ethics complaint on Monday against three Oregon state representatives. The group says the lawmakers misrepresented House Bill 4040, which approved the state's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Las...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Union representation has fallen by 40 percent in Oregon since 1984 as income inequality has grown significantly. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – As May Day passes, unions in Oregon don't have much to cheer about. From 1984 to 2014, union representation declined by 40 percent in the state, according to analysis from the Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP). Meanwhile the gap between the top 20 percent and bottom 6...Read More

Public News Service - OR

More people die from opiate overdoses than motor vehicle accidents, according to Dr. Safina Koreishi, medical director of Columbia Pacific CCO. (pixabay)

SEASIDE, Ore. - More people die from opiate overdoses than in motor vehicle accidents, according to Dr. Safina Koreishi, medical director of the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization. Koreishi and other health officials held the North Coast Opioid Summit on Thursday in Seaside to address t...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Mueren más personas por sobredosis de opioides que por accidentes en vehículos de motor, de acuerdo a la Cra. Safina Koreishi, directora médica en Columbia Pacific CCO. (pixabay)

SEASIDE, Ore. – Funcionarios médicos acudieron este jueves a una reunión cumbre para discutir la creciente epidemia de abuso y sobredosis de opioides en Oregon. Si bien la epidemia es inquietante, los asistentes manifestaron su fe en que hay suficiente energía en torno al asunto...Read More

Public News Service - OR

The Owyhee Canyonlands cover more than 2 million acres in southeast Oregon near the Idaho border. (Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Veterans, business leaders and outdoor adventurists from across the state have come together for a new campaign to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeast Oregon. The coalition Wild for the Owyhee is calling on lawmakers to permanently protect more than two million acres of land...Read More

Public News Service - OR

More than 1,100 health-care workers joined SEIU Local 49 in Springfield, Ore., this week. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The largest group of Oregon health-care workers in more than two decades approved a union contract in Springfield this week. More than 1,100 caregivers at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center joined the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49, approving a three-yea...Read More

Public News Service - OR

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon are supporting a measure to ban production of more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water per day in Hood River County. (Blue Ackerman)

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. - The debate over a proposed Nestlé bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge town of Cascade Locks is reaching its boiling point. The city is three weeks away from the results on Measure 1455, which would ban producing and exporting more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water pe...Read More

Public News Service - OR

Eight percent of children in Oregon have had a parent in prison. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – When parents are incarcerated, their children are suffer, too. More than 68,000 children in Oregon have had a parent in prison, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Scot Spencer, the foundation’s associate director for advocacy and i...Read More

Public News Service - OR

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