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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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Public News Service - OR: Consumer Issues

Oregon fast-food chain Burgerville received a positive mention for its use of antibiotic-free beef in a recent report. (OSPIRG)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Most of the country's major burger chains still rely on beef from cattle raised with antibiotics. That's according to the fourth-annual "Chain Reaction" report, which focused on beef production in this year's edition. The report gives 22 out of 25 companies failing grades fo

Older Oregonians on fixed incomes are hurting in the state's current affordable housing crisis. (Anne Worner/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A measure on Oregon's ballot this year aims to remove restrictions in the state's constitution and open up more affordable housing. Referred to voters by state legislators, Measure 102 would amend the state constitution so that bond funds raised by local governments could be

Portland airport workers want the city to join workers in New York and New Jersey, where the minimum wage will increase to $19 an hour. (SEIU Local 49)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Airport workers around the world are holding a day of action today to call for better wages and working conditions. Portland International Airport workers want to see their wages catch up with those at other airports across the United States. Stan Edwards, a personal service

Oregonians can use digital password managers to better protect their online accounts. (AARP Fraud Watch Network)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A new survey reveals Oregonians are unwittingly exposing themselves to internet fraud - but the keys to protecting their identities might also be online. The report from AARP Oregon found more than half of people said they use the same password for more than one online accou

After a year in existence, workers have saved more than $4.5 million through the OregonSaves retirement program. (angieyoyo/Twenty20)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Support for Oregon's retirement savings program remains high, according to a new survey. OregonSaves, an alternative savings program for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plans, began phasing in a year ago. Since then, support for the program has grown, DHM Rese

Amendments to the 2018 Farm Bill could lead to more salvage logging on public lands. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – More than 200 scientists have sent a letter to members of Congress urging lawmakers to remove logging provisions from the 2018 Farm Bill, saying the amendments could worsen wildfire conditions in the West. The House version of the Farm Bill opens up salvage logging on landsc

About 5,500 Oregonians die from tobacco use every year. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon's performance on fighting cancer is a mixed bag, according to a report released Thursday. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's 16th annual analysis measuring states on cancer prevention policies says Oregon is falling short in key areas such as tobacco

Oregon State Credit Union organizes

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon credit union is teaching people how to manage their money – and offering some life lessons along the way. Amanda Brenneman-Brown is the community education director for Oregon State Credit Union in Corvallis. She reaches more than 12,000 a year, teaching and

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