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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

Portland, OR – The number of homeless people across Oregon has risen nearly nine percent over the past two years. A new report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness says the increase has been greatest in rural areas around such places as Bend, Redmond, and Medford, and in the rural part

Portland, OR – Oregon is second only to California for the number of ways the state is working to save energy. A new scorecard, from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), ranks every state on how much its utility companies, businesses and state government are doing to p

Salem, OR – A new plan to reduce global warming pollution in western North America has been drawn up by seven states, including Oregon, and four Canadian provinces. Unveiled on Tuesday, it includes a cap-and-trade system that starts with industry in 2010, and begins regulating fuels in 2015.

Portland, OR – The price of a tank of gas continues to go up, with oil prices jumping more than one-third since August, and prices at the pump topping $3 per gallon in many parts of the state. That has some Oregon consumers and conservationists calling on Congress for help, asking federal lawm

Portland, OR – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show high housing and rental costs are locking a lot of people out. That is a growing concern in Oregon schools, where the number of homeless students has increased significantly for the third consecutive year. The State Department of Education s

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