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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

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

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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