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PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2019 


Democrats call for investigation of spa owner who allegedly offered access to President Trump. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Prolonged repercussions expected from the “Bomb Cyclone.” Plus, navigating the stumbling blocks to Medicaid expansion.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

PORTLAND, Ore. - The unemployment rate in Oregon may be high, but so is the rate of volunteerism. In the last year, about one million Oregonians contributed more than 120 million hours of their time for charitable and community service projects. In this economy, you might assume people would pass up

PITTSBURGH - Oregon union members attending the AFL-CIO national convention this week say they are ready to tackle two big issues by year's end: health care reform and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or form labor unions). The group

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 - More than 500 civil rights and public safety groups across the country are asking President Obama to end the "287(g) program," so named because it is Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. It trains and authorizes local police officers to enforce immigration laws. The grou

PORTLAND, Ore. - When city leaders in Bend spent a day in wheelchairs recently, they got a whole new perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - and advocates for Oregonians with disabilities wish more people would try it. As the ADA begins its twentieth year this week, many assume t

PORTLAND, Ore. - If you are an African-American, Native American or Latino in Oregon, you are more likely to go without health insurance – and are even more likely to die, years sooner – than white Oregonians. Non-whites are a growing voice for more fairness in health care. A new study s

SALEM, Ore. - The "will of the voters" had to bend a little over the weekend to accommodate Oregon's budget woes, as the Senate passed a major public safety measure, HB 3508, now headed for the governor's desk. It's a major compromise for those who voted for Measure 57 in November, to increase penal

Salem, OR – Oregonians who live with disabilities and seniors in need of nursing care are holding their collective breath – waiting for the outcome of a legislative work session and vote this week. If the Human Services portion of the new state budget is approved, 38 percent of in-home c

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