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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - OR: Youth

Portland, OR – Oregon schoolchildren still have a big chunk of their winter break stretching out before them. Educators suggest that parents make an effort to use this time productively. Keeping kids learning during the "down time" means exercising their brains, which will make their eventual

Portland, OR - With only a few days until Christmas, shoppers are working overtime to make sure kids get just want they want for the holiday. But because the rush is on, experts say it's even more important for Oregonians to be cautious about their purchases. Since this summer, nearly 20 million to

Portland, OR - Oregon educators want to make sure schoolchildren affected by the recent floods have what they need to feel safe, which will help get them back on track to learn. The best way to do that, says Larry Wolff, president of the Oregon Education Association, is to meet some of the most urge

Portland, OR – It was down to the wire for the State Children's Health Insurance (S-CHIP) program, set to expire this Friday. Late yesterday, President Bush dealt children's advocates another blow, with his second veto this year of legislation that would have reauthorized funding for the state

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

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