PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 

More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd - we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 

Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend 10 dollars on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - OR: Arts & Culture

PHOTO: A group including Gena Goodman-Campbell of ONDA (right) and Veronica Baker of Deschutes Brewery (second from right) hiked into Scout Camp in the Whychus-Deschutes Proposed Wilderness in June as part of a Beers Made By Walking tour. Photo credit: Eric Steen.

BEND, Ore. - Some Central Oregon hikes are having a longer-term effect on the people who made them this summer. On Wednesday in Bend, outdoor fans will meet to open a few beers crafted using ingredients discovered right along the trail in Oregon's high desert. Three local breweries signed up to tak

PHOTO: Watchdog groups say a proposal to allow some Internet users faster speeds for higher prices runs counter to the Internet's purpose as an open forum for ideas and information. Photo credit: Ronstik/

PORTLAND, Ore. - Creating a "pay to play" system runs counter to what the Internet has been from the beginning, according to a watchdog group. Norman Solomon, co-founder of, said thousands of people are signing petitions protesting a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal t

PHOTO: Yard and garden cleanup are just some of the tasks for volunteers on this National Day of Service. Close to 200 people in central Oregon have signed up for three major painting and fix-up projects for nonprofit groups. Photo courtesy Volunteer Connect.

BEND, Ore. - For many Oregonians, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more than a federal holiday - it's a day to honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering. Almost 200 people have signed up for three big one-day projects in central Oregon. They are cleaning or painting today at community centers in Bend an

PHOTO: The saddle of famous Nez Perce cowboy Jackson Sundown in his 1916 Pendleton Roundup win is part of Oregon's rich western heritage. It's still on display and in mint condition, and a new Oregon Heritage Plan aims to ensure other rare artifacts also are preserved. Photo by W.S. Bowman, 1916.

SALEM, Ore. - Oregonians have until mid-January to comment on a new Oregon Heritage Plan that sets many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next five years. No one would argue that Oregon is rich in history, but the median annual budget for the small museums around the state is

PHOTO: Get lost in a book? It might be just the one to write about for

SALEM, Ore. – Children in Oregon have a chance this month to tell the world about a book they really love. "Letters About Literature" is a national reading and writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Students from fourth through 12th grades are eligi

PHOTO: Astoria's Liberty Theatre is a gem of vintage restoration, and the site of this week's Oregon Main Street Conference on reviving downtown areas. Photo credit: Sara Absher, on ''

ASTORIA, Ore. - For many Oregon towns, taking the time to rethink and revitalize their downtown areas is paying off. This week, about 200 people from around the state will be in Astoria, learning from specialists about how to plan and finance these projects. The Oregon Main Street Annual Conferenc

PHOTO: Music-lovers from around the world converge on the downtown Portland waterfront over the July 4th weekend for music and fireworks at the Waterfront Blues Festival. Credit: Joe Cantrell for Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Long after the music ends at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland this holiday weekend, the proceeds will be spent feeding people throughout Oregon and in Clark County, Wash. The festival is the major fundraiser of the year for the Oregon Food Bank. Artistic director Peter Da

PHOTO: Closeup of icons on smartphone screen. Courtesy of

PORTLAND, Ore. – Leave it to some of Oregon's high-tech start-up companies to develop the latest application for mobile devices, and it's just in time for the November election. The "Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide" can pinpoint the political races and ballot measures in any part of the state, e

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