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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

PHOTO: Astoria's Liberty Theatre is a gem of vintage restoration, and the site of this week's Oregon Main Street Conference on reviving downtown areas. Photo credit: Sara Absher, on 'astoriaoregondailyphoto@blogspot.com'

ASTORIA, Ore. - For many Oregon towns, taking the time to rethink and revitalize their downtown areas is paying off. This week, about 200 people from around the state will be in Astoria, learning from specialists about how to plan and finance these projects. The Oregon Main Street Annual Conferenc

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new survey of voters over 50 in two Oregon counties offers some hints about what kinds of changes communities may have to make to allow people to age comfortably and as independently as possible. Jackson and Josephine counties in southwest Oregon have some of the largest pe

PHOTO: The National Climate Assessment comes out every four years.  Image courtesy of Microsoft images.

PORTLAND, Ore. - An all-day town-hall-style meeting at Portland State University today gathers experts who are concerned about climate change to discuss what the Northwest states are doing about it. Their framework is the new draft National Climate Assessment (NCA), a summary of what's happening wit

PHOTO: John Day Dam. Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwest Division.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dams, locks and levees on waterways in the Northwest and across the nation are in bad shape, according to a new government report by a national panel of engineers and scientists. The report says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had an inadequate maintenance budget for so long t

BURBANK, Wash. - The Army Corps of Engineers is testing the oil used in dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers to see if it contains PCBs, chemicals which can contaminate the water around the dams. The Corps says the tests are a precaution after oil leaks were discovered in December at the Ice Harbor

SALEM, Ore. - The 2011-2013 state budget Gov. John Kitzhaber unveiled on Tuesday calls for an eight percent overall spending increase, but no new taxes. Individually, however, many state programs and agencies are slated for cuts in the fine print. For human services, the governor is suggesting 40 p

PORTLAND, Ore. - For Oregonians over age 55, cohousing might be just the answer to living independently but having the support of neighbors and friends. A Portland development is one of five in the country to receive awards from the National Association of Home Builders and AARP, as good living opt

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