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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

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PHOTO: In the Medford area, lower-income new or expectant moms can earn vouchers for taking healthy steps for themselves and their babies. The vouchers can be redeemed for baby supplies. Photo courtesy of Jackson Care Connect.
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MEDFORD, Ore. - A Medford health plan is taking a unique approach to encourage new mothers to get their babies off to the best possible start and it's hoping the idea spreads to other parts of the state. In Jackson County, Jackson Care Connect is rewarding its expectant members for taking healthy

PHOTO: The 2015 Progress Report issued by Children First for Oregon shows very little progress for the state's children, with too many still in poverty and lacking access to early education. Photo credit: amyelizabethquinn/pixabay.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Progress Report for Oregon Children released today notes a lack of progress on issues connected to a child's success in life. Children First for Oregon issued the report, which found that a child in Oregon has a one-in-five chance of being poor, even if at least one parent work

PHOTO: More help is needed to combat homelessness.  Image attribution: Fray20 at en.wikipedia

SALEM, Ore. - Today is Housing Opportunity Lobby Day at the Oregon Legislature. Advocates for affordable housing are making their case for an additional $2 million for 2014-2015, and bringing people to Salem who have experienced their own personal housing crises to share their stories. Jessica Lar

PHOTO: At the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, girls visit an incarcerated parent twice a month as part of

WILSONVILLE, Ore. - Holidays are bound to be tough for kids with a parent in prison, and that's the case for about 1.75 million children in the U.S. A new report from Volunteers of America says resources to support these children and their caregivers are limited. For girls whose mothers are servin

SALEM, Ore. – It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and again this year there isn't enough emergency shelter for the numbers of people who need it in Oregon. At the MidValley Women's Crisis Center in Salem, requests for emergency housing have doubled in the past four years. But state fundi

Previously, domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts had only been funded at about 13 percent of what the shelter organizations said they would need just to meet the current emergency shelter requests in the state. Therefore, doubling it still leaves a shortfall.

SALEM, Ore. - At the very end of a long legislative session, Oregon lawmakers acknowledged the growing problems of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the state. They allocated twice as much funding as in the previous two years for prevention and services for survivors. It is part of a larger pu

PHOTO: Groups that provide emergency services in Oregon have their eyes on the State Capitol to see if lawmakers can find last-minute additional funding to help house people in crisis. Photo credit: US-Pictures.com.

REDMOND, Ore. – The state emergency funds used to help people in crisis housing situations have been cut since 2009, even as the need has grown in Oregon. Now, lawmakers are being asked to restore those funds to their 2007 levels. Two programs – the Emergency Housing Account (EHA) and

PHOTO: Are women paid less than the men in your company? About half of U.S. workers are not allowed to discuss their pay with coworkers. PHOTO CREDIT: iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Today is Equal Pay Day, the point at which the average pay for a woman in the U.S. catches up to the average of what a man made last year. A new report analyzing U.S. Census Bureau data is a reminder that the wage gap between the sexes persists - even in states such as Oregon with a

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