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PNS Daily Newscast - July 15, 2019 


AOC, Trump battle on Twitter over being native born. Also on our Monday rundown: Democratic hopefuls share views in five Iowa cities. Plus, efforts to control stormwater pollution are paying off for Puget Sound.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

Wilsonville, OR - At the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, "LIFE" is not a prison sentence, it's a new beginning: The LIFE program teaches business savvy to women in prison. The students named it, to stand for "Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs," and the course combines small b

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 $

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