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PNS Daily Newscast - June 25, 2019 


Conditions reported to be so bad, 300 migrant children are moved from a Texas detention center. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Sen. Susan Collins gets a challenge from Maine's House Speaker. Plus, a bill in Congress points to the need for summer meals.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

Salem, OR – It’s a big week for the almost-400,000 Oregon immigrants. Today the first U.S. Senate hearing on comprehensive immigration reform will focus on whether it’s even possible, given the country’s economic climate. Then, on Friday, Oregon’s immigrant families ral

St. Helens, OR – A controversial ballot measure that passed in Columbia County last fall won’t become law after all. This week, Circuit Court Judge Ted Grove ruled the plan to slap employers with mandatory $10,000 fines for hiring undocumented workers oversteps the county’s authori

Portland, OR - More than a quarter of Oregon residents are non-white, and groups that represent them are banding together to seek solutions to a persistent problem in the health care system. Members of the new HealthCare Equality Project say the poor and members of minority groups receive unequal me

Salem, OR – Saturday is Immigrant Action Day in Oregon, and there will be a somber tone to this year's event. This week in Bellingham, Washington, 28 people were arrested in a federal immigration raid. The handcuffs and ankle chains, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in riot

St. Helens, OR - A special group of St. Helens residents took an unusual walk through town Wednesday night. Many were immigrants, who generally do not wish to call attention to themselves. Joined by their supporters, the group of about 300 held the procession to prove immigrants living in the area a

Salem, OR – Immigration activists say a judge’s ruling in Columbia County could be the start of much needed reforms across Oregon. At issue is Measure 5-190, which would fine employers in the county who hire undocumented immigrants. County voters approved the measure in November, but Cir

Hermiston, OR – Oregon farm workers are expressing concern for their livelihoods after the U.S. Labor Department announced changes this week to the process farmers use to hire agricultural workers from other countries. Both farmers and workers have been critical of the H2A (agricultural guest

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