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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - OR: Children's

It's unclear if Oregon students will return to the classroom this academic year. (shangarey/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With schools closed, Oregon teachers are finding other ways to support students and their communities. Claudia McClellan is a Spanish teacher at Westview High School in the Beaverton School District. After classes were suspended, McClellan grew concerned about her students' well-

Census takers starting in May will be visiting folks who haven't filled out the Census form. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregonians have started receiving notices to fill out the 2020 Census and advocacy groups want households to keep one of the most undercounted population in mind: young children. Nationwide, the 2010 Census missed 2 million children from birth to age five. Mandy Yeahpau, commun

The AARP Community Challenge grant is seeking proposals that make places such as parks vibrant places for people of all ages. (Mediteraneo/adobe stock)

SALEM, Ore. -- Communities around Oregon have a chance to fund quick action projects that bring people of all ages together. The AARP Community Challenge grant program is calling for ideas that improve people's lives and can be completed in a few months. It's the program's fourth year. Last year

Parents should avoid buying toys with strong magnets. According to OSPIRG, in just over a month, Portland doctors recently removed 54 magnets that had been ingested by four children. (OHSU)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Choking hazards, hidden toxins and privacy concerns are among the dangers toy buyers should watch out for as the holiday shopping season begins, according to an annual report. The 34th "Trouble in Toyland" report from the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group Foundation

Nationwide, about 11% of children from birth to age 4 are living with grandparents. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

Updated 2:00PM to include AGE+ PORTLAND, Ore. - About one in 11 Oregon children from birth to age four lives with a grandparent. With the 2020 Census quickly approaching, AARP Oregon and other groups are stressing that grandparents should make sure their grandchildren are counted. The undercount o

The incidence of gum disease is two to three times higher for people with diabetes, and either condition can exacerbate the other. (vetkit/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Connections are becoming clearer between good oral health and treating high blood sugar. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and one way folks can better manage the disease is by seeing a dentist. Dr. Lisa Bozzetti is the dental director at the Virginia Garcia Memorial H

More than 11% of Oregonians ages 10 to 17 are considered obese, according to the Trust for America's Health. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - To combat rising obesity rates among children, experts say healthy eating habits are key. One program aiming to put kids on track for healthier food choices is Food Roots in Tillamook County, which partners with six schools in the area. Its farm-to-school program manager, Rachel Pe

One Oregon pediatrician calls wellness visits the

PORTLAND, Ore. – As Oregon students head back to school, a visit to the doctor could be just what they need to start the year off right. Pediatrician Katherine Clarke at Southern Oregon Pediatrics in Medford said the transition provides an opportunity to schedule annual exams or wellness visi

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