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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - OR: Disabilities

Oregon's May 19 primary could help officials work out any kinks in voting before the November general election. (Scott Van Blarcom/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's vote-by-mail system is earning praise during the coronavirus pandemic, but some Oregonians still will need help to get their vote counted. Tom Stenson, deputy legal director for Disability Rights Oregon, says people who are blind or have low vision usually get assistance

Accessible transportation and affordable housing are important parts of making cities friendly for people of all ages. (Randy Rasmussen/AARP Oregon)

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed today Age-Friendly Oregon Day, recognizing communities' efforts to make the state livable for people of all ages. AARP has been urging cities and states to consider how to prepare for the country's rapidly aging population. AARP Oregon state direc

Nearly one in five Americans 65 and older is putting off retirement. (SeniorServiceAmerica.org)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A conference today in Portland explores the many advantages of hiring older workers, people with disabilities and veterans. AARP Oregon is

College campuses aren't prepared to respond to cases of sexual assault against students with disabilities, a new report finds. (Nic McPhee/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Nearly one in three women with disabilities on college campuses has experienced sexual assault, according to a new report from the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency. The report, "Not on the Radar," also found colleges aren't prepared to respond

More than $200 million could be cut from the Oregon Health Plan if Referendum 301 is rejected. (Compassion Connect/Flickr)

THE DALLES, Ore. -- Groups are mobilizing to protect the heath coverage of 350,000 Oregonians from an initiative heading for January's ballot. Measure 101 challenges House Bill 2391 - passed by this year's Legislature and supported by most health insurers and providers - which funds insurance for

A new report ranks Oregon fourth overall among states for its long-term care system. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for providing long-term care options for its residents, according to a report released today. The report measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality, and also assesses their support for family caregivers and the tr

A new report finds that one-quarter of the people on Oregon's death row have an intellectual disability. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. — One-quarter of people on Oregon's death row most likely suffer from some form of intellectual disability or brain damage, according to a new report. The Fair Punishment Project found that, alongside those with intellectual disabilities, people who endured severe childhood tr

There are more than 800,000 people living with a disability in Oregon. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 800,000 Oregonians are living with a disability, and this week the attention is on making sure they have an opportunity to vote. It's National Disability Voter Registration Week, and groups including Deaf People United and the Autism Society of Oregon are assisting with vo

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