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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

PORTLAND, Ore. - Nonprofit groups can have a tough time raising money in any economy, but a new report says they are worth every penny of the donation dollars they receive from charitable foundations for the causes they support. The study of 20 nonprofit groups in the Northwest included seven in Ore

PORTLAND, Ore. - As the first parts of federal health care reform go into effect, some in Oregon can only stand on the sidelines and wish they were eligible. One third of the state's Latino population doesn't have health insurance. Legislators and other state policymakers joined members of the imm

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

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