Public News Service - Social Issues

Portland, OR – It has been exactly two years since Portland had its first "listening session" between citizens and police about racial ...Read More
A West Coast humanitarian group continues to deliver lifesaving supplies to earthquake survivors in southwestern China, even as aftershocks continued ...Read More
Silverton, OR – Does it really pay to be a union member? A new five-year study says 'yes' and provides state-by-state figures to back up the ...Read More
St. Paul, MN – Minnesota has a higher rate of union membership than most states, and a new study finds union workers are better off. The report ...Read More
New York, NY - New York health and social welfare organizations are joining in urging Congress and the Bush administration to reverse recent ...Read More
Sacramento, CA - The landmark ruling from the California Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry is being heralded as an historic moment ...Read More
Concord, NH - It's time to forget actor Dustin Hoffman's quirky character in the movie "Rain Man" - and find practical and affordable ways to help ...Read More
Spokane, WA – Washington's representatives in the U.S. House were split 5 to 4, just barely in favor of the new U.S. Farm Bill, which is an ...Read More
Concord, NH - Senators and members of some labor groups are convinced the New Hampshire House has taken a big step backward in the debate about state ...Read More
Long Island, NY - The Suffolk County Legislature has passed what some say is the nation's most stringent anti-immigrant labor law. The bill requires ...Read More
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