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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - OR: Urban Planning/Transportation

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

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.

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