PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - OR: Health

Workers at Providence Milwaukie Hospital have rallied for better wages. (SEIU local 49)

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- Health care workers at an Oregon hospital say they are rallying for livable wages. Members of the Service Employees International Union local 49 are urging Providence Hospital management in Milwaukie to complete bargaining with workers. Stephanie Shufelt is an emergency room reg

Oregon has about $1.5 million in grants left for small businesses that missed out on federal aid. (chinnarach/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, Ore. - Oregon is helping small businesses hurt by COVID-19 and left behind by federal relief. Community Development Financial Institutions, including four credit unions in the state, are processing and distributing the funds that the Legislature approved this month. About $1.5 million in g

Mercy Flights' mobile paramedics can offer up to 30 days of transitional support after someone is discharged from the hospital. (Jason Quigley)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- First responders are reaching beyond emergencies to support people in southern Oregon. Mercy Flights is the emergency transportation provider in Jackson County. Meg Wills, population health portfolio manager with the coordinated-care organization Jackson Care Connect, said her org

Oregon's cigarette tax rate ranks 32nd in the nation. (berkut_34/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon would have the highest tax on a pack of cigarettes on the West Coast if a ballot measure passes in November. Anti-smoking advocates are hoping increasing the tax by $2 from its current rate of $1.33 will get more smokers to consider quitting. Kay Graven is the former lead

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

1 of 42 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »