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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - OR: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

A one-time appropriation of $300,000 from legislators to the Oregon Food Bank Network would increase pantries' capacity for fresh produce. (Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. — Healthy meals at Oregon food pantries are becoming the norm, but they present a challenge: How does the state's network of food banks make sure perishable food such as produce stays fresh? Today, leaders from the Oregon Food Bank Network are meeting with state legislators in Sa

A 2006 study found folks sometimes have a tendency to objectify people experiencing homelessness, dehumanizing the issue. (Sisters of the Road)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The winter will be long for the many Oregonians living without shelter. Cities such as Portland, Bend and Medford face a shortage of affordable housing that has left some people on the streets. Bryn Harding is communications manager for Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit caf

Leslie Lindberg-Harper is part of the diverse group of education support professionals in the Salem-Keizer school district. (Charles Lapham/Oregon Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. -- This week is American Education Week, and more than just teachers are in the spotlight for the support they provide to students. Each day of Education Week has a theme, and today is Education Support Professionals Day. Known as ESPs, they include school bus drivers, janitorial staff

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