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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Public News Service - OR: Philanthropy

Portland, OR – Letter carriers say this Saturday may be the toughest day of the year for them – but it's also the most rewarding. The largest canned-food drive in the nation takes place May 9. All you have to do is set a sturdy bag full of nonperishable food near your mailbox, and the U.

Ontario, OR – It's Hunger Awareness Week in Oregon through May 3, and food bank locations are scrambling to meet record demand in many areas of the state. To help drum up donations, on Thursday and Friday Gov. Ted Kulongoski will hop aboard an Oregon Food Bank truck to run a multi-city deliver

Salem, OR - One Oregon labor union has said its members will stick with their current wages and contract for another two years, while taking eight unpaid days off to help the state balance its budget. Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503, many of whom work for the st

Gaston, OR – Oregon lawmakers may not see the state's homeless or hungry when they convene at the State Capitol next week – but legislators can find out what they're going through by reading the "Voices 2008" report, just released by the Oregon Food Bank. It seems there are many Oregoni

Auburn, WA – What a way to spend New Year's Eve. A team from Mercy Corps is in the Gaza Strip, rounding up emergency aid supplies for people panicked by the fighting that has killed or injured at least 1,000 in the past few days. The Portland-based global relief agency has been running job pro

Salem, OR – When Governor Ted Kulongoski's new budget is released on Monday for mid-2009 to mid-2011, it is expected to include cuts of up to 10 percent in state services and departments. Oregon's charitable organizations point out that with unemployment at a record high in the state, such ma

Portland, OR – While Americans have been focused almost constantly on their own domestic election coverage and economic news in 2008, lives in other parts of the world have changed, too. The year saw a number of disasters, from weather-related crises to conflicts that displaced hundreds of tho

St. Helens, OR – If you can spare some food, money or time, there's a local food bank in Oregon that would appreciate it. Emergency food requests are up substantially in almost every part of the state, based on figures compiled before this fall's unemployment jump and stock market nosedive. A

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