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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - OR: Livable Wages/Working Families

Norma Martinez, a janitor in Portland, has been able to keep her health insurance because she is employed during the pandemic. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The coronavirus outbreak has left many Oregonians unemployed, but some businesses are working to preserve an often overlooked group of workers -- janitors. Companies such as Nike and Intel have committed to keeping their janitorial staff working and not cutting hours. Janitors ar

Some workers are relying on homemade cloth masks during the coronavirus pandemic. (ravipat/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are in desperate need of protective gear. Masks and gloves are in short supply or nonexistent in hospitals and grocery stores and for home-care workers across the state. Head of the Oregon Nurses Association Sara Lasle

Among Portland airport workers' demands is a call for three paid sick days. (EchoGolf Photography/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak are showing why employees at the Portland International Airport need more support, workers say. Airport workers, including the folks who push wheelchairs, clean airplane cabins and help with baggage, are calling on the Port of Portland to i

Under an Oregon bill, part-time college and university faculty would have to pay only 10% of their insurance premium costs. (Gorodenkoff/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. - Part-time college professors are struggling to afford health care. A bill in the Oregon Legislature would change that. Adjunct faculty at Oregon colleges and universities may not be eligible for health insurance, even if they teach a full load by working at multiple institutions. Sar

In 2019, the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program helped nearly 45,000 Oregonians with their taxes. (alfexe/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregonians stressed out over tax season can get free help on their returns. The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program provides assistance across the country on state and federal taxes. More than 100 sites are available in Oregon. State coordinator for the program Bob Bruce said while

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., was one of 68 signers to House leadership calling for a vote on a package of union protections. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. House has committed to voting on a comprehensive bill supporting union organizing before Presidents' Day. The announcement comes after 68 representatives, including Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., sent a letter to the House leadership urging the lawmakers to bring the Protecti

About 688,000 people are expected to be affected by new rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Trump administration's new rule tightening work restrictions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is drawing strong criticism from hunger-fighting groups. The finalized U.S. Department of Agriculture rule undoes the ability of states to issue waivers on the

There are about 5,700 solar jobs in Oregon, ranking the state 14th overall for solar employment. (anatoliy_gleb/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The clean energy sector is a major jobs provider in Oregon, according to a new report. Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), which describes itself as a national, nonpartisan business group, finds more than 55,000 Oregonians have clean energy jobs – about 60% of all energy

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