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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - OR: Health

Family caregivers spend nearly 24 hours a week on average providing care, according to AARP. (Khunatorn/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new report finds five generations of Americans are family caregivers in 2020. The study, from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, finds the country has added 9.5 million caregivers since 2015, or 53 million in total. They span age groups from the Silent Generation t

Oral health is linked to heart health and chronic diseases like diabetes. (wladimir1804/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Coronavirus is speeding up a project already underway to integrate dental care into primary care in an Oregon clinic. Dentists and primary-care doctors face barriers to interacting, even though a person's dental health is integral to their overall health. While the collaboration

Gig workers make up about a 10th of the workforce and that number is expected to rise during the pandemic.(Angelov/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, workers for online platforms who shop for groceries and deliver food have become essential for many people stuck at home. But they face an uphill battle for recognition as well as remuneration. Heidi Carrico is a Portland-based grocery shopper for

Emergency financial assistance is available for Oregon veterans and their families. (John Hughel/Oregon Military Dept. Public Affairs)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With Memorial Day approaching, the country's veterans are at the forefront in many people's minds. and resources are available to Oregon veterans during the COVID-19 crisis. Carmel Perez Snyder, director of advocacy and outreach for AARP Oregon, said the Oregon Department of Veter

A polar bear sculpture made of trash that's washed up on Oregon beaches is on display at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. (washedashore.org)

BANDON, Ore. -- Researchers estimate 19 billion pounds of plastic get into the ocean each year. What washes back to shore could be trash -- or art. Bandon resident Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore Project 10 years ago. She says the nonprofit group has worked with more than 10,000

Since mid-March, Oregon Food Bank has invested about $1 million to distribute 1 million pounds of food across Oregon and southwest Washington. (CameraCraft/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The new coronavirus outbreak is devastating the economy and leading to surges in hungry people. Oregon Food Bank is stepping up to meet the challenge and believes we can emerge stronger from this crisis. The food-distribution network says its partners around the state have seen 20

With residents feeling especially isolated, AARP is calling on long-term care facilities to make sure they stay connected with family members. (Daniel/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- AARP Oregon wants families with loved ones in nursing homes to consider asking more questions when working with facilities. Residents of long-term care facilities are one group known to be at higher risk from the new coronavirus. As of mid-April, more than half of COVID-19 deaths

Jose Avalos, who works at Kaiser Permanente in Clackamas, Ore., won't receive $2,700 in stimulus money because of his wife's immigration status. (Jose Avalos)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -- Couples with mixed immigration status aren't eligible for coronavirus relief stimulus payments, and that's hitting some families hard. Jose Avalos is a U.S. citizen with three children who works as a housekeeper for Kaiser Permanente in Clackamas, putting him on the front lines o

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