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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - OR: Civic Engagement

Portland, OR – Starting a new life can be difficult enough after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing at least one barrier. The county is eliminating a question on its job applications: the one that asks if the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony. County officials ha

Portland, OR – Tomorrow's statewide election includes only two ballot measures for Oregon voters to consider, but the measures are costing both their opponents and supporters big bucks. A new report from Democracy Reform Oregon shows campaigns for and against Measures 49 and 50 have total budg

Silverton, OR – Oregon lawmakers may not be doing enough to protect the state from future economic downturns. A new analysis from the Oregon Center for Public Policy shows the state's first all-purpose "rainy day fund" is an important step, but state reserve amounts are too small to avoid futu

Salem, OR – Loren Parks is no stranger to Oregon's ballot initiative process. So far, he's contributed more than $1 million to fund ten initiatives. A new analysis from Democracy Reform Oregon shows he's given nearly three out of every four dollars to fund the 2008 initiatives filed by conserv

Oregon is breaking the law. A new report from federal Election Assistance Commission shows Oregon and most other states are not following the National Voter Registration Act, which has been in effect for 10 years. States ignore the part of the law that says voter registration has to be offered at p

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