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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent is due, even in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 1, 2020 


Instead of delaying in-person primaries and caucuses, Alaska, Hawai'i and Wyoming have cancelled them and switched to vote-by-mail. It's Trans Day of Visibility, and the two remaining Democrats showed their support on Twitter. And the Trump administration has rolled back protections for the transgender community.

Public News Service - OR: Social Justice

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

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

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