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PNS Daily Newscast - July 15, 2019 


AOC, Trump battle on Twitter over being native born. Also on our Monday rundown: Democratic hopefuls share views in five Iowa cities. Plus, efforts to control stormwater pollution are paying off for Puget Sound.

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Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

UMATILLA, Ore. - State governments and tribal governments have a lot in common. Both have people who need jobs and services, and fewer dollars to provide them. In Oregon, there's at least one place where government seems to be working - and working well. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Ind

PORTLAND, Ore. - Some East Portland residents will soon be asked to help design their perfect neighborhood. It's part of a trend in city planning, as public health researchers make the case that healthier, safer housing and neighborhoods mean healthier residents, especially children. A Portland gro

PORTLAND, Ore. - Congress begins October with another huge priority on its plate - a new national energy policy to curb climate change and create jobs in the process. The House already passed a bill this summer, while the Senate version was introduced Wednesday. The goal of the Senate legislation is

PORTLAND, Ore. - When city leaders in Bend spent a day in wheelchairs recently, they got a whole new perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - and advocates for Oregonians with disabilities wish more people would try it. As the ADA begins its twentieth year this week, many assume t

Newburg, OR – Job growth in "clean" industry is outpacing traditional job growth by at least 5-to-1 in Oregon, according to a new report for The Pew Charitable Trusts. It also shows investors are pumping more money into clean energy businesses - 48 percent more in 2008 than in 2007. They are

Salem, OR – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared greenhouse gases a danger to public health and welfare, something Oregon decided in 2007, adopting its own goals for reducing climate change pollution. This year, the State Legislature is considering at least a dozen bills, inc

Portland, OR – The debate has raged for years about removing the four dams on the Lower Snake River in Idaho, close to northeastern Oregon. Now, those same dams are the reason the Snake is on a new list of the country's top ten "Most Endangered Rivers," compiled by the group American Rivers. T

Salem, OR – Fifteen dollars doesn't buy much these days – but advocates for affordable housing in Oregon say it could make a big difference for low-income renters and first-time home buyers. In the legislature, they're asking that document-recording fees in real estate transactions be ra

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