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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - OR: Health

Portland, OR - Over 600,000 Oregonians don't have health insurance, even though most of them live in families where at least one person has a full-time job. AARP National Policy Director John Rother is in Oregon today, and he says a decline in employer provided health coverage is putting families, k

A new poll shows almost 90 percent of Oregonians want the federal government to strike a better deal when it comes to prescription drug prices. The U.S. Senate will soon debate a measure that would allow Medicare to bargain with drug companies. Ray Miao of AARP Oregon says it's about time Medicare

A group of 50-plus Oregonians is on its way home this morning after spending a week with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. The representatives from AARP Oregon met with Oregon's congressional delegation about the importance of affordable health care and long-term financial security for the state's growi

Oregon children are heading to the front of the class at the legislature this week as hearings begin on the Governor's proposed "Healthy Kids Plan." Governor Kulongoski testified Monday, saying the plan would provide health coverage for the almost 118,000 uninsured Oregon kids. Maribeth Healey with

Portland, OR - Well-known company names are no guarantee of toy safety, according to the author of the annual pre-holiday "Ten Worst Toys" list. Examples of toys that are hazardous to children are featured every year, and they're easy to find on Oregon store shelves. Attorney James Swartz compiles

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