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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

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

Some Oregonians have used OregonSaves as an emergency fund during the pandemic. (Minerva Studio/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A novel program to help Oregonians save for retirement is celebrating three years of operation. OregonSaves is an alternative savings program for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plans. Part of the secret to its success is that employees must opt out of the program, w

Lumina Foundation's goal is for 60% of Americans to have post-high-school educational credentials by 2025. (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- New research finds more Americans have credentials beyond high school, but the country could pick up the pace on its education goals. In Lumina Foundation's latest report, A Stronger Nation, which tracks postsecondary attainment -- including college degrees and other high-quality

Coastal-restoration projects in Oregon would improve watersheds for fish. (Joseph Hunkins/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Congress could fund restoration projects on the Oregon coast - and focus on rural communities that were left behind in the wake of the 2008 recession. Mark Trenholm, coast program director with the Wild Salmon Center, said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2008 includ

A bill in Congress would create a $3 billion program for coastal restoration projects. (Iriana Shiyan/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Communities on the Oregon coast could see sorely needed investments from an infrastructure bill now in Congress. Jean Flemma, director of the Ocean Defense Initiative, said COVID-19 has hit the economies of coastal communities hard, with many fishing-related businesses losing thei

Earning certificates can come at a quarter of the cost of long-term bachelor's programs. (svetazi/Adobe Stock)

By Jon Marcus for The Hechinger Report Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Public News Service Reporting for The Hechinger Report-Oregon News Service HENDERSON, Nev. -- The menu at the diner where Amy Nelson likes to take a break from work is notable for its side dishes, including caramelized b

The Oregon Worker Relief Fund aims to distribute $1.3 million per week to Oregonians without legal status. (Molly Adams/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Left out of the last stimulus bill from Congress, Oregonians without legal status are getting aid within the state. The Oregon Worker Relief Fund aims to distribute $1.3 million a week among people who are undocumented. With the infrastructure to distribute money built out, the pr

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