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PNS Daily Newscast - March 25, 2019 


Mueller clears Trump of coordinating with Russia, but leaves the door open to obstruction of justice. Also on the Monday rundown: A look at how federal food assistance helps people looking for work. Plus, are you driving a salvaged car?

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Public News Service - OR: Smoking Prevention

Portland, OR – "Big Tobacco" is lighting a match when it comes to the "Healthy Kids Initiative." The tobacco industry has funded a series of new advertisements about Measure 50, which would raise tobacco taxes to fund healthcare for Oregon kids. The ads claim HMOs and insurers are funding the

Smoke-filled bars could soon be a thing of the past. The Oregon Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would expand the state's smoke-free workplace laws, and most Oregonians are applauding the move. A new poll conducted by Grove Insight, shows nearly three-fourths of Oregonians support a law that would

Pink purses, pink jewelry, pink packaging are all part of the newest tobacco campaign to hit Oregon. Anti-smoking advocates say they're concerned the new Camel No. 9 campaign is targeting young Oregon women. Kylie Meiner with the Multnomah County Health Departme says linking cigarettes with fashion

Every day, an estimated 20 Oregon kids start smoking, and a third of them will die from tobacco-related diseases, but tobacco products remain some of the most unregulated in the nation. Congress is looking at changing that with a bill that would require the Food and Drug Administration to regulate t

Washington did it, California did it, even Montana and Idaho have done it. And now, the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would close the loopholes in Oregon's smokefree workplace law. The current state law exempts bars, restaurants with bars, and bowling alleys -- many of whic

For the fifth straight year, Oregon is "failing" to help reduce tobacco-related disease, according to the American Lung Association's annual report card, released yesterday. The chief criticism concerns funding for prevention - the state is on track to spend under one-fifth the money recommended by

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