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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

Portland, OR – Tomorrow's statewide election includes only two ballot measures for Oregon voters to consider, but the measures are costing both their opponents and supporters big bucks. A new report from Democracy Reform Oregon shows campaigns for and against Measures 49 and 50 have total budg

Portland, OR – Oregon waterways are under attack from invasive species, non-native plants and animals that could damage the state's recreation, tourism and fishing-related industries. These pests enter local waterways by hitching a ride in the ballast water of oceangoing ships, or on boats t

Salem, OR – The failure of a petition drive to force a public vote on Oregon's new gay-rights laws isn't the end of the fight. Opponents of a new domestic partnership law, and a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, are expected to file initiatives t

Anti-gay rights activists want voters to have their say on two newly approved gay rights laws. The conservative groups submitted over 55,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office Wednesday in an effort to place a referendum on the November 2008 ballot. The referendum asks the public to vote

Portland, OR - As winter approaches, the Oregon Food Bank Network is worried there will not be enough food to go around. Less support from the federal government and food producers, combined with recent food product recalls, have resulted in a dip of nearly 75 percent in donations. Normally, the Fo

Portland, OR – New U.S. Census Bureau figures show high housing and rental costs are locking a lot of people out. That is a growing concern in Oregon schools, where the number of homeless students has increased significantly for the third consecutive year. The State Department of Education s

Portland, OR – "Big Tobacco" is lighting a match when it comes to the "Healthy Kids Initiative." The tobacco industry has funded a series of new advertisements about Measure 50, which would raise tobacco taxes to fund healthcare for Oregon kids. The ads claim HMOs and insurers are funding the

Portland, OR - Oregon's current laws governing railroad crossings on private land may no longer apply. A recent Supreme Court ruling allows railroad companies to ignore such rules, which has state and national safety experts calling for the Federal Railroad Administration to take action. Attorney Ro

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