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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2019 


The House votes to condemn President Trump’s attacks on women of color in Congress as racist. Also on our Wednesday rundown: A new report forecasts big losses for some states if the ACA is repealed. And a corporate call to flex muscle to close the gender pay gap.

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Public News Service - OR: Community Issues and Volunteering

Oregon has a unique system for public input into its Medicaid program through community advisory councils. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians are playing an active role shaping the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program. Boards known as community advisory councils are well-established – if little known – steering committees that ensure the health needs of their communities are bein

Accessible transportation and affordable housing are important parts of making cities friendly for people of all ages. (Randy Rasmussen/AARP Oregon)

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed today Age-Friendly Oregon Day, recognizing communities' efforts to make the state livable for people of all ages. AARP has been urging cities and states to consider how to prepare for the country's rapidly aging population. AARP Oregon state direc

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive brought in more than a million pounds of food in Oregon and Clark County, Wash., last year. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Letter carriers are set to deliver on the largest single-day food drive of the year. Tomorrow is the 27th annual "Stamp Out Hunger," when folks can leave nonperishable food items in bags or boxes near their mailboxes and their local letter carriers will pick them up. David N

Meals on Wheels ramps up its services for the holiday season and is looking for volunteers. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Organizations that serve older Oregonians are in need of some helping hands, and they say volunteers could help folks have a brighter holiday season. Groups like Elders in Action need people to raise awareness about elder abuse, and the Oregon-run organization State Health I

A group of Lincoln County residents wanted to ban aerial use of pesticides, because its research determined aerial spraying was the most harmful. (Rio Davidson/Lincoln County Community Rights)

NEWPORT, Ore. – A grassroots effort in a seaside Oregon county last year could serve as an example for how other communities can beat large corporate interests. Last year, Lincoln County voters banned the aerial application of pesticides, despite opposition backing from companies like Monsan

Oregon has had an active wildfire season and thousands of acres continue to burn. (Kari Greer/U.S. Forest Service)

THE DALLES, Ore. — A food bank is helping people in fire-ravaged areas of eastern Oregon. The Columbia Gorge Food Bank is serving The Dalles and rural Wasco, Hood River and Sherman counties, where thousands of acres have burned, and continue to burn, in wildfires this summer, displacing many i

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival recalls the campaign Martin Luther King, Jr. started in 1968. (Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress)

SALEM, Ore. — A movement Martin Luther King, Jr., started 50 years ago near the end of his life is getting a revival today. The Poor People's Campaign is kicking off 40 days of action in 40 states, including Oregon's capital. The national campaign brings together faith leaders, community lea

The goal of this year's Stamp Out Hunger for Oregon and Clark County, Wash., is to collect 1.2 million pounds of  food. (Oregon Food Bank)

PENDLETON, Ore. — This weekend, Oregonians and people across the nation will fight hunger at their mailboxes. On Saturday, people can leave nonperishable food items in bags or boxes near their mailboxes and their local letter carriers will pick them up. Stamp Out Hunger, now in its 26th year

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