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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2019 


The Supreme Court considers U.S. Census citizenship question – we have a pair of reports. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A look at how poor teacher pay and benefits can threaten preschoolers' success. And the Nevada Assembly votes to restore voting rights for people who've served their time in prison.

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Public News Service - OR: Youth

Portland, OR – Oregon Santas are being advised to dig through their big bags of toys to make sure recalled gifts didn't accidentally find their way into Kris Kringle's bag. It's not an easy task this year, with new toy recalls almost every day. And some of the recalled items are still being ad

Portland, OR – As Oregonians start the holiday shopping season this morning, a new study shows that it might be wise to consider some alternative gift ideas this year. The report shows as materialism in children increases, they also experience a decrease in self-esteem. Some experts say one w

Portland, OR – After Oregon's most expensive political campaign ever, a health plan for children went up in smoke as voters rejected Measure 50. Supporters of the plan say the loss comes at the expense of uninsured Oregon kids. Measure 50 would have increased tobacco taxes to pay for childre

Portland, OR – Supporters of the plan to expand health insurance coverage to millions more uninsured children, in Oregon and around the nation, say the fight isn't over. They fell just 13 votes shy of overriding President Bush's veto of the bill on Thursday. Democratic leaders say they'll be s

Portland, OR – Oregon gets a passing grade, but just barely, when it comes the well-being of its kids. The advocacy group Children First for Oregon has just released its latest annual "report card" and, while the state's overall grade of "D" has not improved since last year's findings, some pr

Portland, OR - As winter approaches, the Oregon Food Bank Network is worried there will not be enough food to go around. Less support from the federal government and food producers, combined with recent food product recalls, have resulted in a dip of nearly 75 percent in donations. Normally, the Fo

Portland, OR – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show high housing and rental costs are locking a lot of people out. That is a growing concern in Oregon schools, where the number of homeless students has increased significantly for the third consecutive year. The State Department of Education s

Portland, OR – "Big Tobacco" is lighting a match when it comes to the "Healthy Kids Initiative." The tobacco industry has funded a series of new advertisements about Measure 50, which would raise tobacco taxes to fund healthcare for Oregon kids. The ads claim HMOs and insurers are funding the

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