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PNS Daily Newscast - February 24, 2020 


South Korea raises to highest alert after jump in coronavirus cases. New York aims to speed process for renewable projects.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

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

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