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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Under a paid family and medical leave bill in the Oregon State Legislature, workers would get 100% of wages while they're out on leave. (designer491/Adobe Stock)

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Senate could help the state join seven other states with paid family and medical leave laws. The paid leave bill that passed in the House last week would allow employees up to 12 weeks away from work in situations such as the birth of a child or to take care of a lov

The Aging Disability Resource Center of Oregon is helpful for caregivers looking for time off from their duties. (Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStock)

PORTLAND, Ore. — This month is National Family Caregivers Month, a celebration of the hard work caregivers do across the country. In Oregon, there are nearly 470,000 unpaid caregivers providing what would amount to $5.7 billion in work each year. And 3-in-4 caregivers actually use money out

Factors such as access to healthy foods play a critical role in our health. (Wendell/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — How do the structures and conditions of our society affect our health? That's a question panelists will be exploring at an event on Friday hosted by the Oregon Health Forum. Rebecca Ramsay, a panelist and executive director of CareOregon, said structural factors, such as inc

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has targeted undocumented immigrants outside of courthouses. (John Moore/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. — As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests become increasingly visible in Oregon, many wonder what it actually means to be a sanctuary state. Earlier this year, Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order forbidding state agencies from helping immigration officials fi

There are nearly 800,000 DACA recipients across the country. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. -- Undocumented immigrants living on the West Coast who were brought here as children are in Salem today to defend their legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Attorneys general from ten states plan to file a lawsuit against DACA on September 5, and the T

Food banks in Oregon want members of the immigrant and refugee community to feel safe in their pantries. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Fear among immigrants in Oregon might be leaving some families hungry. Many food pantries across the state report a decline in visits by people who may be fearful of being deported. Last weekend, a pantry manager at an Oregon Food Bank partner agency was detained at his home by I

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing rule changes to the payday-loan industry. (frankieleon/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mulls over national rule changes to short-term lending, Oregon families have already been hurt and could even go hungry trying to pay back loans. Oregon offers a little extra protection. It is among the 18 states with some regulation

There are about 24,000 DACA-eligible people in Oregon, according to the Migration Policy Institute. (Doug Geisler/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Immigrant communities across Oregon are preparing to take President-elect Donald Trump at his word regarding ramping up deportations during his presidency. Andrea Williams, executive director of Causa, an immigrant-rights organization in Oregon, said state protections –

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