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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - OR: Education

More than 70 educators were at a Redmond School Board meeting when members passed a resolution urging more education funding. (Redmond Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. – School boards across Oregon are urging lawmakers to invest more in education. From Hermiston to Klamath Falls to Tillamook, at least 28 boards have passed resolutions calling on the Legislature to make big increases in funding. State funding for schools is about 9 percent below

Oregon faces a $623 million shortfall its current budget cycle. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – With the Oregon legislative session set to begin next week, a new report explores how the state could capture more tax revenue from large corporations. The report, authored by consumer and business groups, says Oregon loses $175 million a year through corporate tax avoidance, l

Democrats will hold a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature in 2019. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Public employees maintain that lawmakers could address critical funding issues in the 2019 legislative session after a midterm election in which voters rejected messages calling for cuts to public employee benefits. Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler led the charge to reform

Beaverton, Ore., elementary school Spanish teacher Lindsay Dance works as a preschool educator twice a week to supplement her income. (Thomas Patterson)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Washington state teachers earned big pay increases this year, and that has some Oregon teachers wondering what it would be like to work in classrooms across the Columbia River. After years of fights over education funding, a court case known as the McCleary decision in Washi

Gov. Kate Brown will face off against challengers Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes in a debate where young people will question candidates. (Gov. Kate Brown/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon youth will take the reins in the state's first gubernatorial debate this October. It will be the first time children and young people guide a forum for candidates. The debate will be hosted by Children First for Oregon, Portland television station KOIN 6 and Pamplin Me

Public unions have long expected Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, which will likely mean fewer dollars from the employees they represent. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Despite a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that could hurt their coffers, unions are confident their future is bright. In a 5-4 decision, the Court sided with Illinois public union employee Mark Janus, saying he doesn't have to pay so-called fair-share fees for representation

Oregon has the sixth-largest class sizes in the country, according to the National Education Association. (Aldona_P/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon gets a failing grade for how much it spends on public schools, according to a new report. In its analysis, Education Week gave Oregon an "F" for spending. And for overall education financing, the state did only slightly better, earning a “C-.” Underfunding

Workers who earn certificates at places such as Portland Community College earn on average $5,000 more, compared with what they'd earn before completing the program. (Adumbvoget/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The traditional college route isn't the only way for Oregon workers to boost their wages. Recipients get big benefits from earning career-focused certificates at institutions such as community colleges, in some cases doubling their wages, according to a new Georgetown Universi

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