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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd - we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - OR: Early Childhood Education

TIGARD, Ore. - Educators from across Oregon met with state and community leaders over the weekend to share ideas about how to improve schools despite looming cuts triggered by the state's $3.5 billion budget shortfall. Teachers, administrators and leaders of PTAs and community groups got together S

PORTLAND, Ore. - Thousands of people in Oregon and other Western states are sending a message to Washington, D.C., this week, declaring that more low-income Oregonians and school children need access to programs like WIC and school meals. As Congress considers reauthorizing key nutrition programs, a

Salem, OR – State lawmakers are being asked to expand the PEAK (Physical Education for All Kids) program – no small feat in a 'down' economy. Health care advocates say a tight budget is a good reason to increase PE funding in schools, to prevent the expensive medical problems that come w

Portland, OR – If you feel the need to put on a tall red-and-white hat and make silly rhymes today, don't worry – it's Dr. Seuss' birthday. That means it's also the start of "Read Across America" week, a national celebration of reading as fun, both for kids and parents. A new study by bo

Salem, OR - Just because the school year is ending for Oregon kids doesn't mean that learning has to stop too. In fact, research shows that summer boredom and "brain drain" can cost students at least two months of math and reading skills if they don't get regular practice. Many Oregon schools and l

Portland, OR - Oregon educators want to make sure schoolchildren affected by the recent floods have what they need to feel safe, which will help get them back on track to learn. The best way to do that, says Larry Wolff, president of the Oregon Education Association, is to meet some of the most urge

Portland, OR – Oregon gets a passing grade, but just barely, when it comes the well-being of its kids. The advocacy group Children First for Oregon has just released its latest annual "report card" and, while the state's overall grade of "D" has not improved since last year's findings, some pr

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