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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Oregon could become the first state to stabilize housing prices through an annual cap on rent increases. (axel.bueckert/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. - A statewide measure to address the housing crisis is soaring through the Oregon Legislature. The first-of-its-kind proposal would cap rent increases at no more than 7 percent plus the inflation rate per year, and ban no-cause evictions for tenants who have lived in a building for a ye

The government has been partially shutdown for three weeks, leaving federal employees furloughed or working without pay. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – For federal employees, a dreaded a day in the government shutdown is upon them. Today is the first time in the shutdown that they won't receive a paycheck. One place federal workers in the Northwest might look to as they juggle their budgets is their local credit union, as m

Gladys Hernandez, a passenger service assistant at Portland International Airport, says she has struggled to afford necessities while living on an hourly wage of $12. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland International Airport workers have scored a major victory and will start receiving a minimum wage of $15 an hour starting in 2019. The wage increase from $12 to $15 will go to passenger service assistants, who transport passengers through the airport. Workers have b

Democrats will hold a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature in 2019. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Public employees maintain that lawmakers could address critical funding issues in the 2019 legislative session after a midterm election in which voters rejected messages calling for cuts to public employee benefits. Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler led the charge to reform

Beaverton, Ore., elementary school Spanish teacher Lindsay Dance works as a preschool educator twice a week to supplement her income. (Thomas Patterson)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Washington state teachers earned big pay increases this year, and that has some Oregon teachers wondering what it would be like to work in classrooms across the Columbia River. After years of fights over education funding, a court case known as the McCleary decision in Washi

More than 70 percent of Oregonians who bought private plans through through the federal health-care marketplace last year received financial assistance. (gigibunny/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians who don't have coverage through their employer have six weeks to sign up for health insurance. The open enrollment period began November 1 and runs through December 15. The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is helping people find out where to apply and whether t

Older Oregonians on fixed incomes are hurting in the state's current affordable housing crisis. (Anne Worner/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A measure on Oregon's ballot this year aims to remove restrictions in the state's constitution and open up more affordable housing. Referred to voters by state legislators, Measure 102 would amend the state constitution so that bond funds raised by local governments could be

A bill in the U.S. Senate would add about 30,000 acres to the Devil's Staircase Wilderness. (Mike Putnam)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A bill to protect thousands of acres and miles of river in Oregon has passed out of a key U.S. Senate committee. The Oregon Wildlands Act, introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both D-Ore., would designate more than 200,000 acres as wilderness and national recreation area

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