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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.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

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

SALEM, Ore. - Advocates for Oregon seniors and people with disabilities got a "good news, bad news" message from the state Legislature this week. The Department of Human Services budget made it through the Joint Ways and Means Committee, preserving the current funding levels for long-term care, in-

PORTLAND, Ore. - There's a new group of Oregon union members: People who provide care for Oregonians of all ages with mental and developmental disabilities. They have voted to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, and will soon bargain for their first contract with the sta

SALEM, Ore. - Hundreds will be on the Capitol steps today for the "Rally for a Better Way." Publicly funded workers, families and Oregonians who depend on state services will be speaking about state budget approaches other than "cuts only." Karen Miller, a committee co-chair for SEIU Local 503, one

SALEM, Ore. - The 2011-2013 state budget Gov. John Kitzhaber unveiled on Tuesday calls for an eight percent overall spending increase, but no new taxes. Individually, however, many state programs and agencies are slated for cuts in the fine print. For human services, the governor is suggesting 40 p

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon is a little deeper in the hole, according to the latest state budget forecast. In a presentation to legislators on Thursday, the state economist said the shortfall is almost $378 million bigger now than it was in the previous forecast in June, mostly because Oregonians are payin

PORTLAND, Ore. - This week marks 75 years since the creation of the Social Security system, signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935 - although there may be more interest today in the future of Social Security than its past. About 16 percent of the Oregon population receives Socia

SALEM, Ore. - Oregonians who are homebound because of age or disabilities have been on the state budget roller-coaster this month. First, they were notified that in-home care services would be cut for about 16,000 people as part of the governor's mandatory budget-trimming. Now, members of the Legis

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kulongoski's mandatory nine-percent budget cuts to state services and agencies are hitting home, literally, for seniors and people with disabilities. At least 2,400 who receive in-home care as part of Oregon Project Independence - designed to allow people to remain in their homes

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