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PNS Daily Newscast - August 15, 2018 


Closing arguments today in the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Primary Election results; climate change is making summer fun harder to find across the U.S.; and how parents can win the battle between kids' outdoor play and screen time.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

Portland, OR – Another round of federal cuts to housing programs could hit thousands of Oregon's low-income families hard. State housing officials and housing advocates are calling on the Oregon Congressional delegation to prevent further funding reductions. Steve Weiss with the Community Al

Portland, OR – Some Oregonians are headed to Seattle today to voice their concerns about a plan that would make it legal for the same company to own a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same area. They point to a recent study from the Media and Democracy Coalition showing more

Portland, OR – Starting a new life can be difficult enough after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing at least one barrier. The county is eliminating a question on its job applications: the one that asks if the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony. County officials ha

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