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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Native American artist Clay with the Native American Youth and Family Center provides a mural for a side of the Bunk Bus. (Rick Rappaport)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Help will be rolling in for oil pipeline protestors at Standing Rock all the way from the Northwest, in the form of a retrofitted school bus. The Portland Climate Action Coalition, or CAC - made up of social and environmental justice groups - is working on what it calls the "Bunk

A new report analyzes the rise of anti-government groups in Oregon, including those who took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (BarkWatchdogforMtHood/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new report details the rise of anti-government groups in Oregon, up to and beyond the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Political Research Associates and the Rural Organizing Project collaborated on Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon's Patriot Movement. Le

Food pantries across Oregon are offering more fresh produce and a grocery store-style shopping experience. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – September is Hunger Action Month, and many pantries in Oregon are changing the way they serve food to the community. Instead of giving out brown boxes filled with canned foods, many food pantries in Oregon are giving families an experience closer to shopping at a grocery store

AARP's volunteer tax aide program helped more than 87,000 people file their taxes. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Tax aide volunteers helped Oregonians get back nearly $56 million in returns this year. That's according to AARP, which provided volunteers and resources to help more than 87,000 seniors and people with low incomes file their taxes. Bob Bruce, Oregon state coordinator for AARP's tax

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has released an assessment of The Oregon Community Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation. (Kyle Pearson/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's largest source of funding for nonprofit groups has built a strong network statewide, according to a new report. The Oregon Community Foundation, the eighth largest of its kind in the country, distributed $103 million in 2015 to fund charitable causes and scholarships. Lis

In recent years, about 40 million Americans have been caregivers for family members. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - While caring for senior family members is a rewarding process that brings families together, the demands of constant support can be stressful. In recent years, about 40 million people across the nation provided unpaid care to family members. Often, caregivers simply need a break. Th

An EPA investigation into the use of pesticides near a California high school took 12 years to resolve. (Mr_Write/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Despite more than 300 complaints that local environmental regulations have been discriminatory toward minority communities, the Environmental Protection Agency has never made a formal finding of a civil-rights violation. According to the Center for Public Integrity, none of the ei

Farmworker Housing Development Corp. builds housing, such as the building above, for farmworkers and their families. (FHDC)

PORTLAND, Ore. – As fresh cherries go on display in Oregon's grocery stores, one organization is thinking about the workers who pick the fruit – and their need for safe living conditions. The Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC) in Woodburn has been developing housing for

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