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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Portland, OR - Advocates of affordable housing in Oregon say they're glad to see the resignation of U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. They say that during his four years at HUD's helm, Jackson consistently cut federal funding for low-income housing and rent-subsidy progr

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

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