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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. - 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

PORTLAND, Ore. - On International Human Rights Day, some in Oregon can see the possibility of immigration reform in Congress, including the faith community. At interfaith candlelight vigils this evening in Portland and across the country, religious leaders will make the point that it makes more sens

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Credit card companies have been busy hiking customers' fees and changing their credit terms before federal protections take effect next year, according to the group Consumers for Competitive Choice. Its new report indicates that the credit industry is taking full advantage of the t

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

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