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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - OR: Disabilities

Portland, OR – Several thousand front-line workers and other Oregonians concerned about budget cuts affecting services, safety nets and infrastructure are taking to the streets of Portland Sunday. Roads will be blocked off to handle the crowds. SEIU Local 503 initially organized the rally to f

Salem, OR – More than a million Oregonians are without health insurance, and some will be on the State Capitol steps on Wednesday, April 8, to tell lawmakers it's time to start voting on reforms to Oregon's healthcare system. At a "Health Care Action Day" rally, a coalition of consumer and se

Portland, OR – State funding for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in-home care services could be cut by more than $60 million to help manage Oregon's budget shortfall this year. However, it's not just state money that would be trimmed; a new study points out that Oregon would also

Salem, OR – Fourteen groups that serve Oregon seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families have banded together to protest this week's newly-announced state budget cuts for 2009-2011. Calling themselves the Campaign for Oregon's Seniors and People with Disabilities, they have form

Portland, OR – For the growing number of Oregonians who are part of the "Sandwich Generation," holiday visits with family offer a valuable opportunity to face the future as well as recall the past. Mary Ann Hard with Clackamas County Respite Care and Caregiver Support says families should use

Portland, OR – Another round of federal cuts to housing programs could hit thousands of Oregon's low-income families hard. State housing officials and housing advocates are calling on the Oregon Congressional delegation to prevent further funding reductions. Steve Weiss with the Community Al

Oregon seniors and people with disabilities could lose promised funding for critical services under a proposed new budget from state Democrats. Many say they aren't getting the chance to weigh in on the issue. They point to physical and transportation barriers that made it difficult or impossible

Hopping in the car and running to the store is something most people do every day, but for a growing number of Oregonians that's not an option. Seniors and people with disabilities are in Salem to ask lawmakers to help support transportation for folks who would otherwise be housebound, especially in

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