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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

Portland, OR – It has been exactly two years since Portland had its first "listening session" between citizens and police about racial profiling--the practice of police stopping or searching members of ethnic minorities more often than whites. The city has promised an action plan to make polic

Silverton, OR – Does it really pay to be a union member? A new five-year study says 'yes' and provides state-by-state figures to back up the claim. In Oregon, union membership means, on average, $1.67 more per hour for workers in jobs that typically are the lowest-paid. That amounts to about $

Portland, OR – Non-profit day labor centers, like the one opening Tuesday in Portland, are springing up around the country to match day workers with employers and to help them look out for their rights as they fill in at landscaping, construction and moving companies. Nik Theodore, a profess

Portland, OR – It's being called "A Day of Solidarity," when workers' rights organizations band together to show there's strength in numbers, and they've got plenty on the agenda at rallies in Portland and Salem. For Oregon immigrants, the priorities are stopping workplace raids and deportat

Medford, OR – The Medford City Council predicted it would have some legal trouble with the city's new anti-panhandling ordinance that went into effect in January, and it was right. On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city for allegedly violating Article 1, Section 8 of th

Portland, OR - Reacting to allegations of racial profiling by local law enforcement, members of Portland's African-American and Latino communities are planning to teach people how to interact with the police if they are stopped or questioned. The police have been criticized for stopping and searchi

Portland, OR – A leading civil rights organization says in a new report that racial discrimination is not a thing of the past in Oregon or nationally. The statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, made public in Oregon, shows higher traffic-stop and incarceration rates for people of

Portland, OR – Oregonians lead the nation in their concerns about the erosion of civil liberties since 9/11. New data from the American Civil Liberties Union shows huge growth in ACLU membership, and David Fidanque with the ACLU of Oregon says Oregonians have responded more dramatically than a

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