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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Public News Service - OR: Health Issues

A new microscope technology coming to the Northwest will allow researchers to see molecules at the atomic level. (Veronica Falconier, Siriam Subramaniam/National Cancer Institute)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The new microscope technology coming to the Northwest will be like going from a film camera to digital in terms of detail. The National Institutes of Health has chosen Oregon Health and Science University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., as the site

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

Factors such as access to healthy foods play a critical role in our health. (Wendell/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — How do the structures and conditions of our society affect our health? That's a question panelists will be exploring at an event on Friday hosted by the Oregon Health Forum. Rebecca Ramsay, a panelist and executive director of CareOregon, said structural factors, such as inc

AARP is making 12 stops across Oregon to hear from people on how to make communities more age-friendly. (kaboompics/Flickr)

ASTORIA, Ore. – AARP is kicking off a listening tour across Oregon to hear what people love about their communities and would make them more age-friendly. Their first stop will be at Clatsop Community College in Astoria at noon tomorrow. Bandana Shrestha, director of community engagement f

An initiative to ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons in Oregon needs 88,000 signatures by July 6 to qualify for the November ballot. (George Frey/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. – A group of religious leaders has introduced an initiative that would ban semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines in Oregon. Initiative Petition 43 seeks to outlaw the sale of these weapons and require current owners to undergo background checkouts and register their g

The Pacific Northwest is preparing itself for the big one  a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that could devastate the region. (USGS/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The scene starts with the ground shaking violently. By the end, there's mass pandemonium. Disaster movies frequently depict earthquakes and the devastation a big one could bring. But do they contribute to an irrational fear? A poll of 1,100 people from the website Sperling's

Polyps are an indication of higher risk for colorectal cancer. (Blausen Medical Communications, Inc./Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and health professionals are stressing that people should get screened. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Doctors suggest that people age 50 and older be screened, but nearly one-th

A bill in the Oregon State Legislature would require companies to explain prescription drug price jumps of more than 10 percent. (ccPixs.com/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregonians are being warned about a group that is using what’s called deceptive practices to oppose a prescription drug-pricing bill in the State Legislature. The Register-Guard in Eugene has revealed the group Caregiver Voices United is funded by the pharmaceutical drug

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