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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - OR: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Family members want to support crime survivors, but often aren't sure what to do or say. (sgarton/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Getting through the holidays comes with special challenges for people who have been crime victims, and there's a new, Oregon-based website packed with information to assist them. "Help. Hope. Heal" is an online guide for family members who aren't sure what to do or say to help a su

PHOTO: The 2015 Progress Report issued by Children First for Oregon shows very little progress for the state's children, with too many still in poverty and lacking access to early education. Photo credit: amyelizabethquinn/pixabay.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Progress Report for Oregon Children released today notes a lack of progress on issues connected to a child's success in life. Children First for Oregon issued the report, which found that a child in Oregon has a one-in-five chance of being poor, even if at least one parent work

PHOTO: More help is needed to combat homelessness.  Image attribution: Fray20 at en.wikipedia

SALEM, Ore. - Today is Housing Opportunity Lobby Day at the Oregon Legislature. Advocates for affordable housing are making their case for an additional $2 million for 2014-2015, and bringing people to Salem who have experienced their own personal housing crises to share their stories. Jessica Lar

SALEM, Ore. – It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and again this year there isn't enough emergency shelter for the numbers of people who need it in Oregon. At the MidValley Women's Crisis Center in Salem, requests for emergency housing have doubled in the past four years. But state fundi

Previously, domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts had only been funded at about 13 percent of what the shelter organizations said they would need just to meet the current emergency shelter requests in the state. Therefore, doubling it still leaves a shortfall.

SALEM, Ore. - At the very end of a long legislative session, Oregon lawmakers acknowledged the growing problems of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the state. They allocated twice as much funding as in the previous two years for prevention and services for survivors. It is part of a larger pu

SALEM, Ore. – It's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and at a hearing today in Salem, advocates for victims say they're supporting a shift in Oregon's priorities for criminal justice. That includes legislation that would allow some sentencing changes. Supporters say giving judges more discreti

PHOTO: Oregon's Child Welfare caseworkers respond to more than 75,000 reports of child abuse and neglect a year. They're asking lawmakers to support Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget increase for their work. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

PORTLAND, Ore. - More state requirements and fewer people to carry them out. That's how child welfare workers summarize what's happening in Oregon, and they're in Salem today to make their case to lawmakers. For two years, they have been under a hiring freeze like many state agencies, with two case

SALEM, Ore. - Valentine's Day doesn't mean hearts, flowers and candy when you're in an abusive relationship. This is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and, in Oregon, the groups that provide shelter and services to people fleeing abuse say they can't focus on prevention for young people whe

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