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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - OR: Rural/Farming

PORTLAND, Ore. - On International Human Rights Day, some in Oregon can see the possibility of immigration reform in Congress, including the faith community. At interfaith candlelight vigils this evening in Portland and across the country, religious leaders will make the point that it makes more sens

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians over age 60 are a bigger and more diverse group than ever before, according to U.S. Census data. This week, at an Aging and Diversity forum in Portland, participants learned that, by 2050, half of Oregon will be made up of racial minorities, and that rural Oregon is poore

BEND, Ore. - Oregon 2nd District Congressman Greg Walden will be greeted - and perhaps grilled - today in Bend by a coalition of groups who think he should be doing more to support immigration reform. His Web site does not mention immigration as an issue, and the Republican has been strictly conserv

PORTLAND - The federal government says food prices fell slightly in July, which is good news for the 600,000 Oregonians receiving food stamps - about one in six, according to June estimates by the Oregon Department of Human Services. CareOregon has been counseling low-income families about smarter f

Salem, OR – The H1N1 virus has made its unwelcome appearance in Oregon, with three confirmed cases and 19 more being tested, according to the state Public Health Division. Most of the focus so far has been on human health, preventing more people from being infected with the illness, commonly k

Ontario, OR – It's Hunger Awareness Week in Oregon through May 3, and food bank locations are scrambling to meet record demand in many areas of the state. To help drum up donations, on Thursday and Friday Gov. Ted Kulongoski will hop aboard an Oregon Food Bank truck to run a multi-city deliver

Hermiston, OR – Oregon farm workers are expressing concern for their livelihoods after the U.S. Labor Department announced changes this week to the process farmers use to hire agricultural workers from other countries. Both farmers and workers have been critical of the H2A (agricultural guest

Salem, OR - Four dams on the Klamath River will remain in place, at least until the year 2020 and perhaps longer, despite an agreement this week that's supposed to bring about what its supporters are calling "the largest river and salmon restoration effort in the country." The governors of Oregon

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