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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - OR: Education

Portland, OR – Retirement means a whole different thing today than it did to past generations, and a new organization in Portland is prompting Oregonians to do a better job of planning for their golden years. "Life By Design" just completed its first series of workshops through Portland Commun

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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