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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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CLACKAMAS, Ore. - Arizona has been making most of the immigration-related headlines, but today, an Oregon protest calls attention to Latinos' concerns about a federal program that joins local and national law enforcement. Clackamas, Marion and Multnomah Counties are part of the national "Secure Com

PORTLAND, Ore. - In an attempt to stretch tight budgets, more low-income Oregonians are signing up for the Lifeline telephone assistance program. It's a $13.50 discount off a family's monthly phone bill. Until recently, the discount only could be applied to residential landlines, but now it has bee

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's annual International Workers' Day event in Salem is typically a celebration for the immigrant community – but this year, a more serious tone is expected for Saturday's gathering. The tough new immigration law passed in Arizona has cast a shadow over the entire Latino com

PORTLAND, Ore. - This could be the year to visit Hells Canyon instead of the Grand Canyon, depending on one's political point of view. Some advocates of immigration reform are asking people to leave Arizona out of their summer vacation plans, to protest its tough new state law on immigration. Here

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 50 Oregonians are traveling to Washington, D.C. for Sunday's March for America, a national attempt to kick-start the stalled push for immigration reform. David Leslie, executive director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, is one of them. He says people need a clear and fa

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. - Only one member of Oregon's congressional delegation has endorsed the latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill submitted a month ago, and members of the immigrant community say they'll be urging the others along in the coming weeks. Today, they're stopping by Rep. Earl Blumenaue

PORTLAND, Ore. - On Dec. 22, a lawsuit was filed in an attempt to prevent Oregon's Worker Freedom Act from going into effect on January 1, 2010. The law allows employees to opt out of attending workplace meetings when their personal views about the topic differ from management, without being discipl

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