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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2020 


The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues; and KY lawmakers press ahead on requiring photo IDs for voters.

2020Talks - January 24, 2020 


Businessman Tom Steyer and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the two billionaires in the Democratic primary, have spent far more than the rest of the Democratic hopefuls combined. But Steyer also uses grassroots tactics. What do other candidates and voters think about the influence of money in elections?

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Salem, OR - Oregon lawmakers, labor leaders and others are hoping the U.S. Senate will follow Oregon's lead and pass the Employee Free Choice Act this week. State lawmakers passed a bill last week that gives workers the right to sign forms to join a union, instead of an employer controlled election

Gas prices topped $3.40 in Oregon last week, and that's putting a big squeeze on household budgets. But there may be some relief in sight as Congress considers higher fuel efficiency standards, which would be the first improvement since 1975. Corky Senical with NeighborImpact in Redmond comments it'

Today's labor laws aren't working for the middle class anymore, according to the AFL-CIO's national organizing director during a stop to support the long efforts of Roseburg nurses to form a union. Stewart Acuff said it shouldn't be that hard to fight for more staff to provide better care for patie

Salem, OR - As Oregon's population ages, more and more residents are needing long term care. Nursing home workers from across the state gathered in Salem Thursday to ask lawmakers to make sure those people are safe and get the best quality care. Nursing home worker Carlotta Davison says there jus

Oregon voters want the doors closed on payday lenders in the state. A new poll from AARP Oregon shows nearly 80 percent of voters say the state needs cap interest rates at 36 percent annually on all payday and similar loans. Gwen Curran with AARP Oregon says without the cap, payday lenders will fi

Mandatory meetings, bathroom breaks taken away and thinly veiled threats of being fired-those are some of the stories workers from across Oregon brought to lawmakers on Wednesday. They say that's what happened when they tried to form unions. A House committee is considering three bills to give work

Congress will soon end some long-time federal payments to Oregon counties, and the state's rural communities already are feeling the pinch. Facing road maintenance shortfalls and school and library closings, a group of Oregonians visits Washington D.C. today to ask lawmakers for help. Terry Dreve

Three new reports show Oregon's over-50 population is becoming the workforce of the future by not retiring. Instead, they're being re-hired by employers, or going back to school for more training. Report contributor Joyce DeMonnin with AARP Oregon says employers will rely more and more on older wor

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