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No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - OR: Youth

Parents and advocates for English-language learners gathered for a recent summit on Oregon's ELL programs. (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the start of a new school year, there's renewed interest in a bill passed unanimously by the Oregon Legislature in 2015, aimed at improving programs for Oregon's 57,000 students learning English. Many school districts have struggled to provide proper instruction for English-

According to new data, the childhood poverty rate in Oregon has decreased since 2011. (Kelly Short/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Childhood poverty has decreased significantly in Oregon since its peak in 2011, according to new data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In the wake of the Great Recession, the child poverty rate in the Beaver State grew to 24 percent. Since then, data shows the rate has c

Twenty-one young people ages 8 to 19 are arguing that the U.S. government violated their rights by its failure to reduce the effects of climate change. (ItzaFineDay/flickr)

EUGENE, Ore. – A group of young plaintiffs is getting their day in court once again today in Eugene, arguing that the federal government's inaction on climate change is directly harming the well-being of America's youngest generation. The twenty-one plaintiffs range in age from 8 to 19 and are

Oregon ranks 35th in the nation for education funding. (Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. — Decades of shrinking budgets for Oregon's public schools has led to some of the largest class sizes and lowest graduation rates in the country, a new report says. Along with a statewide study of Oregon's many funding gaps in education, authors of the report at Oregon Education

Nearly two-thirds of Americans could be seen as financially illiterate, according to a new survey. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Only one in three Americans is able to pass a financial literacy test, according to a new nationwide survey. Nearly two-thirds of participants struggled with concepts like budgeting, credit and long-term financial decision-making. Luke McMurray, assistant vice president of

Programs in Oregon are providing fresh produce to families during the summer months. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon families' meals are getting some added zest with fresh produce this summer. Oregon Food Bank's Harvest Share is giving out locally grown produce in Portland parks so that families can take it home and make healthy meals. Summer meal programs are particularly important for fam

One in seven Oregon households struggled to put food on the table at some point last year, according to a recent Gallup poll. (Melodi2/Morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - One in seven households in Oregon struggled to afford food last year, according to a new survey conducted by Gallup. Although more than 14 percent of families still struggled with hunger at some point last year, the rate has been steadily decreasing since the Great Recession. In 201

An analysis from Salem found an initiative heading to the November ballot to tax large corporations would add $3 billion to Oregon's budget. (Shaundd/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - A proposal heading to the November ballot would raise taxes on the largest corporations in Oregon in order to fund education, health care and senior services in the state. That proposal, Initiative Petition 28, would add $3 billion a year to the state's budget, according to an analysi

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