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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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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

The Portland Public Schools Board gave the student-led group ALLY a victory when it approved ethnic studies courses in Portland high schools. (APANO)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The diverse history of the United States will reach Portland high school students in 2018, thanks to a resolution unanimously passed by the city's Public Schools Board this week. The student-led group Asian and Pacific Islander Leaders for the Liberation of Youth, or ALLY, l

Two bills concerning sexual assault await Gov. Kate Brown's signature. (Visitor7/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's 2016 legislative session has ended, leaving a stack of bills on Gov. Kate Brown's desk to be signed into law. Two of those bills address sexual assault. Senate Bill 1600 lifts the statute of limitations to prosecute first-degree sex crimes from its current 12-year limit. S

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

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