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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2018 


Ahead of his meeting with Putin, President Trump tells CBS News the European Union a foe. Also on the Monday rundown: calls in Congress to probe women miscarrying in ICE custody: concerns over a pre-existing conditions lawsuit; and Native Americans find ways to shift negative stereotypes.

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Public News Service - OR: Consumer Issues

Oregonians have collectively set aside more than $4.5 million in the first year of OregonSaves. (OTA Photos/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A first-of-its-kind retirement savings program in Oregon is one year old and continues to gain steam. OregonSaves is an alternative for workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings option. According to the State Treasury, combined savings in the first year topp

The plastic in straws and other items breaks down in the ocean to small pieces that accumulate toxins. (Joel Bombardier/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — An effort to ban plastic straws is sweeping the nation, and Portland is one of the latest cities to consider eliminating these single-use items. Last week, the city council voted to study ways in which the city can reduce use of non-recyclable plastics, specifically straws.

Medicare theft cost taxpayers $60 billion in 2017. (Elien Dumon/Unsplash)

PORTLAND, Ore. – New Medicare identification cards are on their way to Oregonians. Unfortunately, scammers see this as opportunity to take advantage of people. The new cards, which are rolling out in phases, actually are meant to make people's information more secure by removing their Social

Gov. Kate Brown's proposed tax break would cost the state about $13 million a year, according to the Legislative Revenue Office. (Edmund Garman/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – A special legislative session called by Gov. Kate Brown begins in Salem Monday. Brown is gathering lawmakers in an effort to extend a tax break for so-called pass-through businesses, or those in which profits go to the owner, who then pays taxes on his or her income instead of

Business Impact Northwest facilitates loans for companies often needing $40,000 or less. (atsawin1002/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. – For people dreaming of opening a small business, finding funds can be a problem. Often, large financial institutions won't hand out small-dollar loans to the smallest fledgling companies. Access to capital is even harder for marginalized populations - entrepreneurial women, pe

Just six debt-buying companies have filed more than 75,000 cases in Oregon over the past five years. (Morgan/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Debt collectors are overburdening Oregon courts to pursue debts that consumers may not even owe, according to a new report. The Center for Responsible Lending study found that debt cases cost Oregonians $18 million a year between 2014 and 2016. Debt buyers, or companies that purcha

People in Oregon prisons are required to work 40 hours a week because of a measure passed in 1994. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

EUGENE, Ore. — After an uproar on campus over prison labor used to make the University of Oregon's furniture, one student reporter decided to see the prison for herself. Frankie Benitez writes for the Daily Emerald and was inspired to check out the the Oregon Corrections Enterprises furnitur

An Oregon fishing guide says fishers worry about the effects of ethanol on their outboard motors. (Michelle B./Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A bill to reform the biofuels mandate could reverse a decade of destruction to America's grasslands, according to environmental groups. The GREENER Fuels Act would gradually reduce the amount of biofuels such as corn ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. It also would stop

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