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PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 


Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 


The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Today's labor laws no longer work for the middle class, according to union leaders in Oregon. They're applauding the "Employee Free Choice Act," a bill introduced in Congress yesterday that would make it easier for workers to form unions and bargain for better wages and benefits. Oregon lawmakers

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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