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PNS Daily Newscast - May 20, 2019 


Deutsche Bank is reported to have flagged transactions by entities controlled by President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner for potential money laundering. Also on our Monday rundown: Disability-rights advocates sue New York’s transit authority over accessibility. Plus, we'll let you know why the Capitol could go dark for the Boise Pride Festival.

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Mobile clinics are becoming a popular way to serve veterans health care, according to Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Cottage Grove. (William Heimbuch/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. - In small Oregon towns where there are no clinics to visit, the clinics visit the residents. Mobile clinics are gaining popularity across the state for people who have limited or no access to nearby facilities, and they are providing an array of health services. State Representat

Children pick up new languages more quickly than adults because of the flexibility of the adolescent brain. (U.S. Dept. of Education)

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new study of bilingual and monolingual toddlers could be reason for Oregon parents to share this story in two languages. Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their mon

The deadline to apply for the Oregon Promise tuition program is March 1. (Oregon GEAR UP)

PORTLAND, Ore. - High school seniors have less than a month to apply for the first "Oregon Promise," a state grant covering tuition for community colleges, including trade and technical education programs at community colleges. . Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher or have pas

Young people who suggested and worked on successful legislation for kids in foster care were at the signing ceremony earlier this year with Gov. Kate Brown. (Oregon Foster Youth Connection)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon is at the forefront of states working to give kids in foster care the same opportunities as in other families and the young people themselves are making it happen. They've seen state legislation pass this year based on their ideas for opening their own savings accounts, and e

The U.S. Senate today is expected to pass the 1,061-page bill known as the Every Student Succeeds Act to guide education policy into the next decade. (jdurham/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - After 14 years of the policy known as "No Child Left Behind," a new one soon takes its place - and every member of Oregon's congressional delegation is on board. The U.S. Senate is to vote today on the Every Student Succeeds Act, and it's expected to pass handily. The new policy re

Affordable vision insurance is one gap detailed in a new report about the challenges many Oregonians face in getting health coverage. Credit: TPSDave/pixabay.com

SALEM, Ore. - The Affordable Care Act may have prompted more people to sign up for health insurance. But in Oregon, a new report says 383,000 residents remain uninsured. Some can't get coverage, and others can't pay for it. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is a coalition making 10 recommendations

According to a new survey, 95 percent of Oregon educators say standardized testing takes up far too much school time. Credit: Taliesin/Morguefile.

SALEM, Ore. – Some Oregon educators say the Smarter Balanced Assessment they're using to test students is neither "smarter" nor "balanced" enough. A new report issued by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) compiled survey responses from more than 1,200 Oregon educators, and found that 95 p

The folks who drive the buses and others who are part of children's school days are the focus of American Education Week. Credit: Lynette/morguefile.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Schools are in the spotlight for American Education Week, which begins today. Each day puts the focus on people who help make the public school experience a good one for students. Tuesday is Parents Day, a reminder that family involvement is needed to make a great school. Portland

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