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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 

Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - OR: Disabilities

PHOTO: Eleanor Bailey gets a small amount of federal assistance that allows her to hold a job and live independently, says her father, Michael Bailey. Courtesy of Michael Bailey.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's members of Congress are each taking different routes to address the federal budget deficit. Today, advocates for people who depend on the so-called "Big Three" - Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid - converge on Capitol Hill in Washington. They're asking lawmakers, as th

PHOTO: An estimated 49 percent of working Americans will also be caring for aging relatives within five years. Courtesy of AARP.

MEDFORD, Ore. - It's National Family Caregivers Month, and within five years, about half of all Americans in the workforce will have a second, unpaid job caring for an aging relative, according to AARP. One option for assistance is an in-home caregiver. Rebecca Sandoval of Medford helps her home-c

PHOTO: The first of the seven meetings will be held at Hermiston High School.

HERMISTON, Ore. - The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) is asking for public input on the topic of school funding in a series of community forums this month. The first is this evening in Hermiston. The board's Education Funding Team has already drafted some recommendations to Gov. Kitzhaber,

PHOTO: Health insurance a huge issue.

MEDFORD, Ore. - More than 98 percent of Oregon home-care workers have voted to ratify their new union contract with the state. And for the first time, the contract covers about 7,500 caregivers who work with people with mental-health issues and developmental disabilities. Medford caregiver Rebecca

SALEM, Ore. - AARP is asking Oregonians to stand up and share their opinions about the futures of Social Security and Medicare, in a new campaign called "You've Earned a Say." The group says Congress is treating Social Security and Medicare as line items in the federal budget debate, rather than as

SALEM, Ore. - On this Ground Hog Day, almost every Oregon legislator will see their "shadows" at the state Capitol – in the form of constituents who have come from around the state for Senior Lobby Day. Seniors, people with disabilities, their caregivers and advocates are asking that no more

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's largest state employees' union on Wednesday issued an update of its "Moving Oregon Forward" report, offering lawmakers a new batch of ideas for saving money. Last year's report, the first by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, included changes it said woul

PORTLAND, Ore. - Despite a boom in assisted living and elder-care services, family members still handle most of the daily care-giving for older relatives. These "jobs" are worth $5.5 million in Oregon and $450 billion nationwide, according to a new report from AARP, affecting caregivers' health and

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