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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

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

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