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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Oregon Going Condo: Lawmakers Protecting Oregon Renters

May 17, 2007


Oregon's going condo, and that has lawmakers looking to protect tenants. Thanks to hot housing markets across the state, apartment owners are converting their buildings to condominiums at an historic rate -- up 400 percent in some areas. Current law requires tenants be given 120 days to move, but a loophole allows landlords to evict and displace tenants in just 30 days. State Rep. Chip Shields (D-Dist. 43)says that shouldn't be the case.

“People are getting squeezed out of apartments they've lived in all their lives and not given the proper 120 days notice that one portion of the law requires.”

A new bill (HB 3186) would ensure tenants get the full 120 days notice before they have to move, as well as a 60 day notice of the opportunity to buy their unit.

Shields adds that working people across the state are suffering.

“What good does it do to have a 120 day notice if the day before, or the day after, people can be subject to eviction simply with a 30 days, no-cause eviction notice?”

HB 3186 unanimously passed out of the House Consumer Protection Committee and is now awaiting a vote on the House floor.

Dondrea Warner/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OR