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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

Portland, OR – Working hard in Oregon is often not enough to make ends meet, according to a new report from the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations. It compares job openings and wages for those jobs to the numbers of job seekers and costs of living for every county in a four-state

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