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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - OR: Education

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

A 2017 law requires Oregon to upgrade older, diesel-powered school buses by 2025. (tmeanes77/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon has announced it will replace hundreds of old diesel-powered school buses, and a new report suggests that replacing them with electric buses is the best choice for children's health, the environment and the state's coffers. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has

Last year, more than a million people around the world participated in the March for Science. (Paul VanDerWerf/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – A year on, marchers still believe it's important to stand up for science. In Oregon and across the globe, the second "March for Science" takes place on Saturday. At least seven events are planned across the state, including in Astoria, Bend and Coos Bay. Jon Yoder is part of

More students have mental-health needs and face issues such as homelessness than in the past, the Oregon Education Association says. (laterjay/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – It might start with pencil tapping and end with an outburst that forces teachers to clear the classroom. Educators say disruptions have become a big challenge to their jobs. In this year's legislative session, teachers from around Oregon shared stories of disrupted learning

A lawsuit challenges Oregon's protections for transgender students. (ACLU of Oregon)

DALLAS, Ore. — A lawsuit is challenging an Oregon school district's policy protecting transgender students - but opponents say the case should be thrown out. The ACLU of Oregon wants to intervene on behalf of Basic Rights Oregon, the state's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, in a case in the Dal

College campuses aren't prepared to respond to cases of sexual assault against students with disabilities, a new report finds. (Nic McPhee/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Nearly one in three women with disabilities on college campuses has experienced sexual assault, according to a new report from the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency. The report, "Not on the Radar," also found colleges aren't prepared to respond

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