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PNS Daily Newscast - February 27, 2020 


Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Gresham, OR – Oregon has a stake in Washington State's tug-of-war to wrestle a $44 billion U.S. Air Force contract away from Airbus and back to Boeing. Recently the Washington-based aerospace giant lost its bid to build refueling tanker planes to its European rival. Boeing is protesting the de

Salem, OR – Oregon children are doing better in terms of learning and the overall financial stability of their families, according to a new report by Children First for Oregon. But the latest breakdown by county shows that, by most measures of health, education, child care and child safety, Or

Silverton, OR – Oregon's lowest-paid workers are getting a raise this week, but a new report shows it won't help many of them escape poverty. The Oregon Center for Public Policy's report shows that the 15-cent minimum wage increase, from $7.80 to $7.95 per hour, will help workers keep up wi

Portland, OR – The health care cost crisis isn't only for the uninsured. According to a new report from Families USA, having health insurance is no guarantee that health care will be affordable. The study shows more than 850,000 Oregonians are in families that will spend more than ten percent

Portland, OR – It was down to the wire for the State Children's Health Insurance (S-CHIP) program, set to expire this Friday. Late yesterday, President Bush dealt children's advocates another blow, with his second veto this year of legislation that would have reauthorized funding for the state

Portland, OR – A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy shows adults in hungry households are nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression. One in three adults from households with limited access to food report depression, compared to one in seven who aren't having trouble put

Portland, OR – Nearly one out of every eight Oregonians is hungry or wondering where their next meal is coming from. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows for the past two years, Oregon's hunger and "food insecurity" rate has remained about the same. Patti Whitney-Wise with the Ore

Silverton, OR – Oregon lawmakers may not be doing enough to protect the state from future economic downturns. A new analysis from the Oregon Center for Public Policy shows the state's first all-purpose "rainy day fund" is an important step, but state reserve amounts are too small to avoid futu

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