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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2019 


President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. Also on the rundown: South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill that requires cities to allow mixed housing types, such as tiny homes. (Mark McClure/Sightline Institute)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A conference next month will explore how tiny homes can be a big part of life in Oregon. The Build Small Live Large 2019 summit is a biennial event, looking this year at housing affordability. It comes on the heels of a bill passed in the Oregon Legislature earlier this year

Oregon lawmakers passed the first bill in the nation that will allow cities to ban single-family zoning. (Sightline Institute/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. — A historic bill that could strike at Oregon's housing affordability crisis is on its way to the governor's desk. After Senate Republicans returned to Salem, legislators passed a bevy of bills before the end of this year's session, including a measure allowing cities to get rid of

Accessible transportation and affordable housing are important parts of making cities friendly for people of all ages. (Randy Rasmussen/AARP Oregon)

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed today Age-Friendly Oregon Day, recognizing communities' efforts to make the state livable for people of all ages. AARP has been urging cities and states to consider how to prepare for the country's rapidly aging population. AARP Oregon state direc

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has made transportation a priority during her tenure in office. (SupportPDX/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Events in Oregon this week will focus on the future of transportation and the livability of cities. The Livability Solutions Forum in Eugene on Wednesday will spotlight how technology is playing a role in rewiring regions' transportation options. Jana Lynott, a senior adviso

A proposal to end single-family zoning could allow for denser housing in Oregon cities. (jonryanjohnson/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — In an effort to tackle the affordable housing crisis, Oregon could end single-family zoning this legislative session. Oregon would be the first state to do so if lawmakers who support the idea succeed. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is drafting legislation that requires cit

Portland airport workers want the city to join workers in New York and New Jersey, where the minimum wage will increase to $19 an hour. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Airport workers around the world are holding a day of action today to call for better wages and working conditions. Portland International Airport workers want to see their wages catch up with those at other airports across the United States. Stan Edwards, a personal service

Under NEPA, federal agencies must review the environmental impact of infrastructure projects, such as Oregon's dams. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A law for evaluating the environmental impact of infrastructure projects is being targeted for changes by the White House and Congress. The National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA lays out the review process for federal agencies when considering major projects. Western Env

Portlanders have easy walking access to the amenities they need, ranking the city high on AARP's Livability Index. (AARP Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Public Policy Institute has launched a map that scores the livability of communities across the country. Folks can locate their neighborhoods and see how they're doing in terms of accessibility for people of all ages. The Livability Index tallies up scores in seven

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