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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2018 


Jared Kushner is finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: A new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Business Impact Northwest facilitates loans for companies often needing $40,000 or less. (atsawin1002/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations - entrepreneurial women, pe

College campuses aren't prepared to respond to cases of sexual assault against students with disabilities, a new report finds. (Nic McPhee/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Nearly one in three women with disabilities on college campuses has experienced sexual assault, according to a new report from the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency. The report, "Not on the Radar," also found colleges aren't prepared to respond

Sexual harassment and assault are pervasive in the janitorial industry, women's and workers' advocates say. (deepcove/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Months before the #MeToo movement gained steam, Oregon lawmakers passed legislation to protect women working in the shadows, literally. Now that law is in effect. At the beginning of this year, janitorial contractors started joining a registry that ensures they're in complian

Women across the country took part in this year's Women's March ten days ago. (Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr)

SEATTLE – While President Donald Trump addresses Congress tonight, women will be holding their own State of the Union. Groups representing sexual-assault survivors, mothers, communities of color and many more are gathering at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for the "State of Our

An associate law professor at the University of Oregon says the public shaming of sexual harassers could improve the workplace for victims. (David McNew/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With a near daily flood of new accusations against harassers, is it possible the tide is turning against sexual harassment in the workplace? Elizabeth Tippett, an associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law thinks so. But justice for victims may not come from th

Oregon has a backlog of about 4,900 untested rape kits, according to a 2015 report. (April Davis/Oregon Military Dept. Public Affairs)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Justice Department has released a first-of-its-kind report detailing the best practices for handling sexual-assault kits. In Oregon, that number is in the thousands. The report from the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the Justice Department, includes 35 recom

Two bills passed by the Oregon Legislature aim to divert more people from prison. (Jeff Clark/Bureau of Land Management)

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon legislative session ended this week, and according to advocates for people in prison, sentencing reform was a big winner. House Bill 3078, known as the "Safety and Savings Act" and passed last week, would divert women convicted of certain property crimes - often driven by d

A bill in Salem could keep some reproductive-health services in place even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (Western States Center)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregonians are hoping for some action in Salem on a bill aimed at expanding and protecting access to reproductive-health services. House Bill 3391, known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act, would require health plans to cover health care services, drugs, devices and procedur

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