'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019. 


Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")

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Public News Service - OR: Education

Portland, OR – Gov. Ted Kulongoski has laid out his vision for health care, education and economic growth in his State of the State address. One of his priorities is building Oregon's "rainy day" fund to prepare for tough economic times. To do that, he's calling for a boost in the state's corp

Washington, DC – Just one member of the Oregon Congressional delegation made it onto the new Children’s Defense Fund Action Council's list of the "best lawmakers" on children's issues - but Representative David Wu nailed a perfect score on the Council scorecard. The non-partisan list ch

Salem, OR – School shootings and other tragedies that have made headlines across the country have Oregon teachers and school staff members asking the State Legislature for an additional measure of protection. They want to know when students in their care are in the juvenile justice system for

Portland, OR – Lights, camera, action! If you're handy with a home video camera, a new contest in Oregon gives you a shot at some serious cash prizes. Amateur videographers are invited to submit short videos featuring an educator who has inspired them. Prizes in the "Working Wonders" competiti

Portland, OR – Oregon schoolchildren still have a big chunk of their winter break stretching out before them. Educators suggest that parents make an effort to use this time productively. Keeping kids learning during the "down time" means exercising their brains, which will make their eventual

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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