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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

The rapidly increasing price of prescription drugs leaves some people to make difficult decisions about where to spend their money. (Darwin Brandis/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers are looking at ways to address the spiking costs of prescription drugs. Two bills in the Legislature could bring down prices, which would be a relief to older Oregonians. According to a U.S. Senate report from last year, the prices for some commonly prescribed, name-b

Despite an improving economy, anti-hunger advocates say hunger is a

SALEM, Ore. – Hunger-relief advocates are gathering in Salem today to urge lawmakers to root out hunger in Oregon. Hundreds of folks from food banks across the state are expected to travel to the capital for Hunger Response Day. Phillip Kennedy-Wong, public policy advocate with Oregon Food Ba

Fewer than half of Americans could pay for an unexpected expense of $1,000, such as a major car repair, without having to use a credit card or borrow the money. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Saving and knowing how to handle your money is the theme for April. This month is Youth Savings Month, Financial Literacy Month and Credit Union Month. A recent Bankrate study highlighted how unprepared most Americans are for a financial emergency, finding that only 40 percent of

Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. – A measure in the Oregon Legislature aims to make sure hospitals are providing financial help to people who can't afford their medical bills. House Bill 3076 seeks to change the way nonprofit hospitals handle charity care, which has dropped off by 50 percent since 2010, accordin

While food pantries help thousands of Oregonians, Oregon Food Bank notes that SNAP feeds 12 times more people than pantries do. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The federal government's proposed changes to food assistance eligibility has hunger fighting groups across the nation concerned. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to take away states' ability to issue waivers suspending the three-month limit over three years for the S

Older Oregonians say age discrimination is prevalent in the workplace. (AARP Oregon)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure to combat age discrimination in the workplace, and when older people are looking for jobs. House Bill 2818 received a hearing on Wednesday and would strengthen laws prohibiting age discrimination. A recent AARP survey finds this is p

Nearly 100,000 Oregon children live in poverty despite having at least one working parent. (SupportPDX/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers want to extend and increase a tax credit for working families. House Bill 3028 would boost the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to 20 percent of the federal tax credit, from its current level of 8 percent. Janet Bauer, a policy analyst for the Oregon Center for Public

The national #RedforEd movement came to Salem on President's Day with the March for Our Students. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians were in the capital on President's Day, rallying for students, teachers and education. The March for Our Students attracted more than 4,000 people from across the state to brave the cold and tell lawmakers it's time to step up education funding in Oregon

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