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PNS Daily Newscast - June 24, 2019 


No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

Surely signs such as this won't be necessary to get Oregon motorists to slow down, pay attention and reduce the number of fatal crashes involving older pedestrians. Credit: Ariadna/Morguefile.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Surgeon General decreed on Wednesday that walking should be a bigger priority to improve the nation's health – but in Oregon, both city dwellers and rural residents may be risking their lives just crossing a road. According to The State of Pedestrian Safety rep

PHOTO: It was a standing-room-only crowd at Wednesday's Port of Portland Commission meeting, as workers for airport service subcontractors shared their concerns and heard commissioners' preliminary suggestions for improving Portland International Airport as a workplace. Photo credit: Jesse Stemmler.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Workers at Portland International Airport (PDX) got a chance on Wednesday to address their concerns directly to the Port Commission about subcontractors' working conditions and policies. At the meeting, commissioners shared their own first draft of "Workplace Initiatives" for Airpo

PHOTO: The nonprofit group Solar Oregon has a two-year goal to add 10,000 more homes and businesses across the state to the list of those powered by energy from the sun. A federal tax credit for solar installations is set to expire at the end of 2016. Photo credit: Farina6000/FeaturePics.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - This has been a bright year for solar power in Oregon and the more than 130 businesses around the state that are associated with it. In 2013, seven megawatts of solar electric capacity was installed statewide, and the 2014 total is expected to be higher, according to Solar Oregon.

PHOTO: A 58,000-acre parcel of public land, Sutton Mountain could be protected as federal wilderness now that local government has signed off on a plan that includes adding amenities to Wheeler County services. Photo credit: Copyright Jim Davis. Used with permission.

MITCHELL, Ore. – A potential new wilderness area for Wheeler County appears to have the support it needs to get it to Congress after a decade of discussion, but no legislation. The Sutton Mountain area near the town of Mitchell is adjacent to the Painted Hills and John Day Fossil Beds Nation

PHOTO: A new survey of workers who keep airplanes clean and fueled, load baggage and assist passengers at Portland International Airport outlines their concerns about working conditions, hourly wages, and overall lack of benefits. Photo credit: TravinkovStudio/iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Workers at Portland International Airport are urging airline passengers to look beyond its recent designation as "America's Best Airport" to the working conditions behind the scenes. People who clean the planes, assist passengers, and handle baggage say that, like other major air te

PHOTO: Sport, commercial and tribal fishermen all have indicated opposition to the idea of a terminal to fill coal barges at the Port of Morrow. This week, the Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit request by its developers. Photo credit: visionsofmaine/iStockphoto.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - The state of Oregon has denied a permit to the company proposing a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow in the Columbia River Gorge - but Ambre Energy says it is considering "the full range of options" to move forward with its plans. So are the fishermen who have lined up to fight t

PHOTO: The science and music building at Hood River Middle School is one of a tiny but growing number of

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two Oregon buildings are getting national attention for maximum energy-efficiency - and one is passing its benefits on to the next generation. For three years, Hood River Middle School's unique addition has been where students learn firsthand about creating solar and geothermal e

PHOTO: Winter driving in Oregon can look like this. A one-day

PORTLAND, Ore. - In rural Oregon, it's the weather - and in cities, add the traffic - that can make winter a tough time to be behind the wheel. AARP Oregon can't change that, but its newly revamped "Smart Driver" program can help people cope with those challenges and others, particularly if they're

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