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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 "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's 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

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would help train workers for living-wage jobs in the state, but a new report released today shows they still may have a hard time finding work. The report, authored by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, finds nearly 20 job-seekers are vy

Union membership, in Oregon and the rest of the nation, continues to drop. New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show union members make up only 12 percent of the nation's workforce. Sheet metal worker and union organizer Willy Meyers says that's bad news for all Oregon workers, because un

The minimum wage in Oregon increased 30 cents an hour this week, thanks to voter approved cost-of-living increases. A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy says the increase is a boost to low-income families and the state's economy. Report author Michael Leachman says the cost-of-liv

Portland, OR - In the wake of the holiday season, tight budgets can get even tighter and that has some Oregonians looking for help from payday lenders. Oregon is one of the most expensive places in the country to get a payday loan, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, which claims it's o

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