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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 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - OR: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: The Child Care Aware survey found the average cost for center-based infant care in Oregon is $13,452 a year; and for a four-year-old, $10,200 a year. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new national survey confirms what many parents in Oregon already know: The average cost at child-care centers is the least affordable in the nation, relative to family income. According to the group Child Care Aware, the average price of infant care in Oregon tops $13,000 a year.

SALEM, Ore. - Someone else is "minding the children" for a while this morning so parents and child-care providers can visit their legislators in Salem. They're asking for more state funding for the Employment-Related Day Care program that pays a portion of child-care costs for working, low-income p

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,

BEAVERTON, Ore. - The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) is asking parents and teachers to bring their opinions to a series of upcoming meetings. The board is charged with creating a new plan and budget to improve education in Oregon, and hiring a new Chief Education Officer to carry it out.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon educators Wednesday night shared their concerns with the top man in the federal Department of Education. From "No Child Left Behind" to the proliferation of for-profit online and charter schools and the impact of state and federal budget cuts, the crowd had plenty to say to E

PORTLAND, Ore. - Many teachers in Oregon shift gears at the end of the school year - and not into vacation mode. Instead, they take on second jobs or go back to school for additional training. For Prineville math teacher Rachel Huish, the summers include both. She works as a wildland firefighter f

GLADSTONE, Ore. - In the northwest Oregon town of Gladstone, an old supermarket has been transformed into a health care and early learning center that's making a difference for local families. The Gladstone School District bought the building and brought together about a dozen programs, from Head St

SALEM, Ore. - Lower-income parents in Oregon are looking to state lawmakers to help them afford child care so they can keep their jobs. Advocates for these families will gather on Wednesday at noon at the State Capitol. The "Rally to Save Employment Related Daycare" (ERDC) will focus on Gov. Kitzhab

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