PNS Daily Newscast - March 16, 2018 

A fatal pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami. Also on our nationwide rundown: civil-rights groups seek to block ICE arrests at Courthouses; and a bipartisan effort to restore National Parks.

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Attorneys general in 22 states, including Oregon, are suing to reverse the FCC's decision on net neutrality. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. — A bill in the state House aims to restore net neutrality as a priority in Oregon after the Federal Communications Commission repealed the policy late last year. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson said she will add a net neutrality amendment to House Bill 4155, legislatio

Nationwide, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program helped 2.5 million people file their income-tax returns last year. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is in its 50th year of providing free tax services to people across the country. Last year, nearly 1,200 volunteers helped 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal income tax returns, and they received nearly $52 million in refunds.

Large donors contributed 14 times as much as small donors to Oregon candidates and ballot measure campaigns in 2016. (Cacophony/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Big money dominated the 2016 elections in Oregon, according to a new report. The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group or "OSPIRG" found about 720 individuals and businesses, contributing $5,000 or more, collectively donated nearly $35 million to candidates and ballot

Women across the country took part in this year's Women's March ten days ago. (Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr)

SEATTLE – While President Donald Trump addresses Congress tonight, women will be holding their own State of the Union. Groups representing sexual-assault survivors, mothers, communities of color and many more are gathering at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the "State of Our

The Small Donor Elections bill has been introduced for Oregon's legislative session, which begins Feb. 5. (Sean Fornelli/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Lawmakers will introduce a bill next month that aims to empower small donors in Oregon elections. Under House Bill 4076, known as the Small Donor Elections bill, state legislative candidates would agree only to accept donations of $250 or less. In exchange, the donations would b

Saving money regularly is a good way for people to better manage their finances in the New Year. (nattanan23/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – While many people will make working out and physical fitness their New Year's resolutions, folks should also consider becoming more financially fit. Getting your money in line may not be as glamorous as getting a gym membership, but it could help you survive times of financi

The DACA program protects more than 800,000 people nationwide. (David McNew/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. -- People in Oregon and across the nation are staging a walkout today to send a message to members of Congress that it's time to pass a clean Dream Act. With only a month left in the 2017 session, advocates for immigrants' rights hope to spur the House and Senate to pass a bill protect

Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people in Las Vegas, had 23 guns in his hotel suite, many of them modified with a device that allows for the rapid fire of ammo. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – More than a week has passed since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. Since then, Congress and even the National Rifle Association have talked about regulating guns in at least one small way – by banning a device known as a bump stock that makes a semiautomatic weapon sh

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