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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: Education

Borrowers held more than $120 billion in private student loan debt in 2019. (Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Congress has granted federal student loan borrowers a reprieve during the pandemic, but the market has been less forgiving for people with private loans. Stephanie O'Donnell-Peters is a massage therapist in Portland, out of work since mid-March. Combined, she and her husband have

It's unclear if Oregon students will return to the classroom this academic year. (shangarey/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With schools closed, Oregon teachers are finding other ways to support students and their communities. Claudia McClellan is a Spanish teacher at Westview High School in the Beaverton School District. After classes were suspended, McClellan grew concerned about her students' well-

Census takers starting in May will be visiting folks who haven't filled out the Census form. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregonians have started receiving notices to fill out the 2020 Census and advocacy groups want households to keep one of the most undercounted population in mind: young children. Nationwide, the 2010 Census missed 2 million children from birth to age five. Mandy Yeahpau, commun

Under an Oregon bill, part-time college and university faculty would have to pay only 10% of their insurance premium costs. (Gorodenkoff/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. - Part-time college professors are struggling to afford health care. A bill in the Oregon Legislature would change that. Adjunct faculty at Oregon colleges and universities may not be eligible for health insurance, even if they teach a full load by working at multiple institutions. Sar

The Student Success Act will make $1 billion a year available to education in Oregon starting in 2020. (Syda Productions/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – As Oregon teachers and communities celebrate the Student Success Act, the first phase in how funding will be doled out is beginning. The bill's passage marked a major milestone for education, which has seen disinvestment since a 1990 ballot measure limited the dollars availa

Oregon has work to do to ensure children have quality education opportunities and live in financially stable homes, according to a new report. (SupportPDX/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon is falling behind other states when comes to the well-being of its children, a new report says. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks the state 31st overall in its measure of how children are doing in four categories: economic well-being, edu

Oregon lawmakers have been grappling with the state's public employees' retirement system debt since the 2008 recession. (Chris Phan/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon educators are gathering on the Capitol steps today (Wednesday) to oppose a bill that would make changes to the Public Employees Retirement System. One of the biggest concerns for public employees about Senate Bill 1049 is it cuts money from PERS members' retirement accou

The national #RedforEd movement came to Salem on President's Day with the March for Our Students. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians were in the capital on President's Day, rallying for students, teachers and education. The March for Our Students attracted more than 4,000 people from across the state to brave the cold and tell lawmakers it's time to step up education funding in Oregon

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