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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in a "a bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moving forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moving forward in Appalachia; and someone is putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Nearly 100,000 Oregon children live in poverty despite having at least one working parent. (SupportPDX/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers want to extend and increase a tax credit for working families. House Bill 3028 would boost the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to 20 percent of the federal tax credit, from its current level of 8 percent. Janet Bauer, a policy analyst for the Oregon Center for Public

The national #RedforEd movement came to Salem on President's Day with the March for Our Students. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians were in the capital on President's Day, rallying for students, teachers and education. The March for Our Students attracted more than 4,000 people from across the state to brave the cold and tell lawmakers it's time to step up education funding in Oregon

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

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