Public News Service - Social Issues

Thousands of Oregonians apparently can't make it to payday without getting expensive advances on their checks through check-cashing "payday loan" comp ...Read More
Guards at the State Penitentiary are watching more than prisoners at the moment. You might say they're "staking out" the North Dakota Legislature ...Read More
You've ordered the flowers and you've got the dinner reservations -- but if you're going to pop the question on Valentine's Day, have you thought ...Read More
Rising floodwaters in Indonesia have Oregonians rushing to help. It's an area that also was hit by an earlier earthquake and the devastating 2004 ...Read More
Calling it an "epidemic" in Nevada, activists are asking the state's faith-based community to do more to combat HIV/AIDS. It is National Black HIV/ ...Read More
Minnesota labor leaders say this week's settlement of a contract dispute involving 4,200 janitors could be a blueprint for workers statewide ...Read More
Today's labor laws no longer work for the middle class, according to union leaders in Oregon. They're applauding the "Employee Free Choice Act," a ...Read More
Minnesota non-profits are reacting to President Bush's proposed $3 trillion budget, which includes an increase in military spending. The proposal ...Read More
Governor Spitzer kicked off a statewide tour Monday at the state capital to promote his budget policies, including a $7-billion boost to the state's ...Read More
Clergy, prosecuting attorneys, judges, relatives of murder victims, and the brother of the "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski are gathering tonight in Montana ...Read More
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