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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2018 


Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side by side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: a Senate committee looks to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Public News Service - OR: Housing/Homelessness

Portlanders have easy walking access to the amenities they need, ranking the city high on AARP's Livability Index. (AARP Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched a map that scores the livability of communities across the country. Folks can locate their neighborhoods and see how they're doing in terms of accessibility for people of all ages. The Livability Index tallies up scores in seven

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

Advocates for social housing point to the success of the

PORTLAND, Ore. – What would it look like if the United States took a few tips from European countries to tackle the affordable housing problem? A new proposal from the People's Policy Project takes those tips and explores how cities could build government-owned housing. Unlike public housin

More students have mental-health needs and face issues such as homelessness than in the past, the Oregon Education Association says. (laterjay/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – It might start with pencil tapping and end with an outburst that forces teachers to clear the classroom. Educators say disruptions have become a big challenge to their jobs. In this year's legislative session, teachers from around Oregon shared stories of disrupted learning

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

Between 2015 and 2017, homelessness increased six percent in Oregon. (Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon legislators are considering a way to increase funds for affordable housing efforts around the state. House Bill 4007 would increase the document recording fee when a person buys a home from $20 to $60, to generate about $90 million over two years. The new funds would add

A 2006 study found folks sometimes have a tendency to objectify people experiencing homelessness, dehumanizing the issue. (Sisters of the Road)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The winter will be long for the many Oregonians living without shelter. Cities such as Portland, Bend and Medford face a shortage of affordable housing that has left some people on the streets. Bryn Harding is communications manager for Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit caf

Health groups in Oregon connect affordable housing to adequate health care. (Luis Tamayo/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers find that affordable housing is an integral part of keeping people healthy, and even compare it to a drug prescription plan. New research published on the JAMA Network says investing in housing improves health outcomes for patients and lowers costs for the public

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