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Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

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Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - OR: Poverty

More than 60% of workers at grocery stores are women, according to the Oregon AFL-CIO. (Drobot Dean/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A potential Oregon ballot initiative, if approved, would slow the roll of automation – starting at grocery store checkout lines. The Oregon AFL-CIO, which represents the state's unions, has submitted a measure for approval that would limit the number of self-checkout m

AARP volunteers helped 45,000 Oregonians with their taxes earlier this year. (stevepb/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The nation's largest free tax-aid program is looking for volunteers in Oregon. For more than 50 years, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program has assisted people with low and moderate incomes file their taxes. More than 1,000 volunteers helped 45,000 Oregonians file their 20

The Double Up Food Bucks program is available in roughly half of Oregon's farmers markets. (Farmers Market Fund)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A program that helps food-benefit recipients purchase fresh fruits and vegetables is set to expand with additional funding from Oregon. The Double Up Food Bucks program matches every dollar up to $5 or $10 spent at farmers markets for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra

One in eight Oregonians is food insecure, often relying on local food pantries for meals. (wittco.gmbh/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Anti-hunger advocates are hoping lawmakers will continue their investment in the state's food banks. The Oregon Hunger Response Fund invests in the state's 21 regional food banks' capacity to reach members of the community. Oregon Food Bank is seeking $4.2 million – the

Despite an improving economy, anti-hunger advocates say hunger is a

SALEM, Ore. – Hunger-relief advocates are gathering in Salem today to urge lawmakers to root out hunger in Oregon. Hundreds of folks from food banks across the state are expected to travel to the capital for Hunger Response Day. Phillip Kennedy-Wong, public policy advocate with Oregon Food Ba

Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. – A measure in the Oregon Legislature aims to make sure hospitals are providing financial help to people who can't afford their medical bills. House Bill 3076 seeks to change the way nonprofit hospitals handle charity care, which has dropped off by 50 percent since 2010, accordin

While food pantries help thousands of Oregonians, Oregon Food Bank notes that SNAP feeds 12 times more people than pantries do. (Lance Cheung/USDA)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The federal government's proposed changes to food assistance eligibility has hunger fighting groups across the nation concerned. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to take away states' ability to issue waivers suspending the three-month limit over three years for the S

Older Oregonians say age discrimination is prevalent in the workplace. (AARP Oregon)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure to combat age discrimination in the workplace, and when older people are looking for jobs. House Bill 2818 received a hearing on Wednesday and would strengthen laws prohibiting age discrimination. A recent AARP survey finds this is p

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