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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump 'fixer' Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: Higher smoking rates cause some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - OR: Civic Engagement

Meals on Wheels ramps up its services for the holiday season and is looking for volunteers. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Organizations that serve older Oregonians are in need of some helping hands, and they say volunteers could help folks have a brighter holiday season. Groups like Elders in Action need people to raise awareness about elder abuse, and the Oregon-run organization State Health I

Under an FCC proposal, local municipalities could struggle to fund media that broadcasts government meetings. (Greg Elin/Flickr)

GRESHAM, Ore. -- A proposed rule from the Federal Communications Commission could cripple funding for local community media outlets. The outlets, also known as public, educational and government-access television, make up thousands of channels across the country and broadcast a variety of content, s

Gov. Kate Brown will face off against challengers Knute Buehler and Patrick Starnes in a debate where young people will question candidates. (Gov. Kate Brown/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon youth will take the reins in the state's first gubernatorial debate this October. It will be the first time children and young people guide a forum for candidates. The debate will be hosted by Children First for Oregon, Portland television station KOIN 6 and Pamplin Me

Oregon's sanctuary laws were passed more than 30 years ago. (maginnis/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's status as a sanctuary for immigrants will go before voters this November. If the laws are repealed, local and state law-enforcement agencies could work more closely with the federal government on enforcing immigration law. Andrea Williams is executive director of the i

Oregon's 2018 primary election saw a record number of ballots cast, even as the percentage of registered voters who went to the polls went down. (svanblar/iStockphoto)

SALEM, Ore. - Supporters of Oregon's "motor voter" law are pushing back against media reports that last week's primary election turnout, at 33.6 percent of registered voters, was the lowest in decades. They're arguing that statistic is misleading. State Rep. Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, suggested tha

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival recalls the campaign Martin Luther King, Jr. started in 1968. (Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress)

SALEM, Ore. — A movement Martin Luther King, Jr., started 50 years ago near the end of his life is getting a revival today. The Poor People's Campaign is kicking off 40 days of action in 40 states, including Oregon's capital. The national campaign brings together faith leaders, community lea

The National Week of Conversation offers people the chance to speak about politics with less vitriol and more civility. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

ASHLAND, Ore. – People from each side of the political fault line are coming together for the National Week of Conversation this week. Friday in Ashland, a forum is opening up the dialogue on political correctness. The event is part of the "Finding Our Way Conference," which aims to bring so

Last year, more than a million people around the world participated in the March for Science. (Paul VanDerWerf/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – A year on, marchers still believe it's important to stand up for science. In Oregon and across the globe, the second "March for Science" takes place on Saturday. At least seven events are planned across the state, including in Astoria, Bend and Coos Bay. Jon Yoder is part of

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