PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 

A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - OR: Mental Health

PORTLAND, Ore. - Despite a boom in assisted living and elder-care services, family members still handle most of the daily care-giving for older relatives. These "jobs" are worth $5.5 million in Oregon and $450 billion nationwide, according to a new report from AARP, affecting caregivers' health and

PORTLAND, Ore. - There's a new group of Oregon union members: People who provide care for Oregonians of all ages with mental and developmental disabilities. They have voted to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, and will soon bargain for their first contract with the sta

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Legislature has put its stamp of approval on keeping kids out of adult jails. A bill on its way to the governor's office would make sure youths are sent to juvenile detention facilities while awaiting trial. Right now, in most counties, they are held in adult jails if they a

PORTLAND, Ore. - Mother's Day isn't the only day for moms to feel special. Health care experts say women of all ages should be making themselves a higher priority, every day. This is National Women's Health Week, a good time to start. The messages of eating right and getting daily physical activit

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon adults who are uninsured and living near the poverty line have a little more than a week to get onto the waiting list for the next Oregon Health Plan (OHP) drawing. Being on the list doesn't guarantee health insurance. It means those whose names are drawn will receive an appl

PORTLAND, Ore. - Almost two-thirds of Oregon domestic violence programs participated in a recent National Census of Domestic Violence Services, counting how much and what types of assistance they provided in a single 24-hour period. Results released this week find that in a single day, almost 600 Or

SALEM, Ore. - This week, an army of volunteers visits shelters, food pantries, tent cities and even jails in an attempt to count the number of homeless people in every state. In the 2008 survey, Oregon topped the list for the highest per-capita number of homeless people, at just over one-half percen

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's All Things Cannabis" in Portland this weekend, as criminal defense attorneys, health experts and government officials gather at a convention to talk about the state's medical marijuana program, how much marijuana offenses cost taxpayers, and the science on pre-natal exposure to

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