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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Portland, OR – Every other year, the Oregon Food Bank surveys people who come in to get food from its network of distribution sites across the state. Rachel Bristol, CEO and executive director, says the new results confirm that many Oregonians aren't making enough money to cover basic needs.

Portland, OR – Think of clean energy as the next economic stimulus package. A new report shows making a similar dollar investment in the "green energy economy" would bring more than 27,000 good-paying jobs to Oregon. The study from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst looked at what it woul

Portland, OR – The latest U.S. Census numbers show no progress for Oregon in the fight against poverty. The percentage of families in poverty (defined as making $21,203 for a family of four) increased slightly, and the number of uninsured Oregonians has risen five percent since 2000. The new

Eugene, OR - In Eugene today, politics will be one hot topic at the biennial meeting of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 44,000 of Oregon's public workers and care providers. The group endorses candidates and ballot measures. So, executive director Leslie Frane says they

Coos Bay, OR – Operators of Oregon's adult foster homes will be voting this month on whether to ratify a contract with the State of Oregon. If they do, they'll be the first adult care providers in the nation to be working under a collective bargaining agreement. Foster caregivers have argued

Portland, OR – Before you put down your money for that new computer or HDTV, you might want to give a thought to where it was made and what that might mean for Oregon. A new report from the Economic Policy Institute says Oregon has lost almost 37,000 jobs in the past six years as a result of t

Portland, OR – An Oregon weekend "unplugged" is the goal for families taking part this Saturday in the Great American Backyard Campout. David Mizejewski is a spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation, which is sponsoring the national event. He says people will be camping out in their

Portland, OR – Oregon could do a better job of protecting people who buy their own health insurance. That's the conclusion of a new report from Families U.S.A. The group surveyed every state's rules for how insurance companies deal with individual policyholders. In Oregon, the companies don't

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