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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

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

As Oregonians honored Labor Day, a new study found most workers have little to celebrate -- at least, in terms of their paychecks. The report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy shows that, after four years of economic expansion, most of the income gains are benefiting corporations and/or house

Keeping the lights on is a necessity in any household, but for many Oregon families it's a struggle. Thanks to the legislature, more Oregon seniors and families with children will get some help. A bill that expands the Oregon Energy Assistance Program is on its way to the governor's desk. Jim Abrah

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