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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

Seattle, WA - People in Oregon who are accused of immigration violations most often end up at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. A new report alleges serious human rights violations at that facility. Seattle University law students who interviewed detainees and worked to confirm

Portland, OR – Churches in Oregon are finding new ways to incorporate conservation into their ministries, and a new report shows it's happening across the country. The Sierra Club says 67 percent of Americans claim to care about the environment "because it is God's creation." Oregon faith com

Portland, OR – This week marks one year since Oregon's largest immigration raid nabbed some 167 workers at the Fresh Del Monte plant in North Portland, and some are still in a kind of legal limbo. Not everyone picked up was deported after the raid; at least two dozen women among them who are s

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

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