Public News Service - Social Issues

More than 340,000 children in Washington are unsupervised after school, and three middle-school students went to Congress last week to make sure our ...Read More
With the state House poised for a budget vote, some children's groups are giving their plan a thumbs-up when it comes to child care and pre-school ...Read More
As Oregonians recognize the 39th anniversary of civil rights protections in the Fair Housing Act, people of color are still facing challenges in ...Read More
Minnesota workers are marking "Workers' Memorial Day" today by remembering those killed on the job. Diane O'Brien with the state AFL-CIO says it's ...Read More
A once-popular plan to build a biomass power plant in Torrance County is being scrutinized because it might not be so "clean" and "green" after all ...Read More
Thousands rallied in Boise Sunday to call for immigration reform. Families from around the state made the trip to talk about how the immigration ...Read More
Nashville, TN - This weekend is a shopping opportunity in Tennessee -- a tax holiday where certain items are exempt from the state's famous highest- ...Read More
Salem, OR - People across the state are joining Governor Kulongoski this "Hunger Awareness Week" by trying to survive on the average food stamp ...Read More
Salem, OR - As Oregon's population ages, more and more residents are needing long term care. Nursing home workers from across the state gathered in ...Read More
Fourteen workers died last year in North Dakota's factories, farms, and oil fields. On Saturday, labor leaders from across the state will honor them ...Read More
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