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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: awaiting a ruling in South Dakota on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

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

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