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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 

A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

2020Talks - September 18, 2020 

Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

PORTLAND, Ore. - From immigrants' rights groups to religious, labor and business organizations, more than a dozen groups in Oregon joined in a national day of action on Wednesday to voice their united opposition to the Electronic Employment Verification System (EEVS), commonly known as E-Verify. It

PORTLAND, Ore. - Too many managers, getting too many raises, at the expense of faculty and support staff. That's the conclusion of a probe into public records of the Oregon University System (OUS) by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503. Its report was released Monday. The union

PORTLAND, Ore. - The focus is on what unites people, rather than what divides them, in a new campaign in Oregon to promote strong families, no matter what their members' sexual orientations. The immigrants' rights group CAUSA, and Basic Rights Oregon, which advocates for GLBT Oregonians, have launch

ST. HELENS, Ore. - Oregon's immigrant community is raising concerns about public safety in light of a Homeland Security Department decision that individual states cannot opt out of the "Secure Communities" program. That program gives local sheriffs the responsibility of turning over immigrants accu

MEDFORD, Ore. - This week is the tenth anniversary of the Bush tax cuts and, in the southwest Oregon city of Medford, it's an occasion to say "ten years is enough" at a noontime rally today. Republicans in Congress want to extend the tax cuts, saying the benefits will trickle down to working people

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's immigrant community is driving home its point – that everyone should be allowed to drive, no matter what their immigration status. They'll rally this afternoon, just before a Senate committee hears testimony on a bill to restore driver's license access to non-citizens. I

PORTLAND, Ore. - Early Saturday morning, buses of union members from Oregon will depart to join an international workers' solidarity rally on the U.S.-Canadian border, where they'll meet up with counterparts from Washington and British Columbia. Canada is facing the same sorts of economic pressures

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's system of mandatory minimum sentences for criminal cases has not done what its backers promised. That's the finding of the nonpartisan Oregon Criminal Justice Commission in a new report about Measure 11, the mandatory sentencing law passed in 1994. Measure 11 was touted as a

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