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PNS Daily Newscast - June 16, 2021 


A new report says the infrastructure package in Congress would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs; Democrats prepared to move ahead with or without GOP.


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Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

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A RAND Corp. study found every $1 spent on educating people in prison ultimately saves taxpayers $4 to $5 in incarceration costs. (BillionPhotos.com/Adobe Stock)

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SALEM, Ore. - Getting higher education to people in prison is a struggle for many reasons - chief among them, cost. But Congress has made it easier for people behind bars to receive financial help for their schooling. Tucked into an omnibus spending package from December was a bill to restore elig

More than 2 million people reported instances of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission in 2020. (Andrey Popov/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians have opportunities this month to find out how to protect themselves from fraud. The Oregon Scam Jam is taking place virtually each Friday this month, starting April 9. Doug Shadel, the AARP Washington state director and a former assistant attorney general in that state,

A bill that could bring major changes to Oregon's criminal justice system has a public hearing set for this week. (blackday/Adobe Stock)

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SALEM, Ore. -- A bill in the Oregon Legislature proposes major reforms to the state's criminal justice system. House Bill 2002 is a sweeping measure that would scale back the system's reach, from limiting what offenses send a person to jail, to reforming mandatory minimum sentences, to reducing the

Funding for a new Oregon law decriminalizing drugs and providing treatment options comes from marijuana tax revenue. (Prostock-studio/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- One of the country's biggest rollbacks of restrictive drug laws goes into effect today in Oregon. In November, voters passed a measure to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs, making it the first state in the country to do so. Tera Hurst, executive director for the

Projections estimate Measure 110 would bring in between $103 million and $159 million per year for addiction treatment services in Oregon. (terovesalainen/Adobe Stock)

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BEND, Ore. -- Oregonians in law enforcement and medicine are supporting a measure to decriminalize drug possession and fund addiction treatment. On Nov. 3, Oregon voters will decide the fate of Measure 110, which would reclassify drug possession as a misdemeanor and direct marijuana tax revenue of

One study concludes facial-recognition technology was up to 100 times more likely to misidentify people of color. (Leszek/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland is poised to pass the strongest ban on facial-recognition technology in the country next month. Nearly a year in the making, the Portland City Council is considering two ordinances. The first would ban government use of facial recognition technology - already passed in

Some law enforcement agencies are increasingly using electronic monitoring for people under house arrest. (stocksolutions/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- House arrest might seem like a good alternative to incarceration, especially during a pandemic, but it comes with its own costs. Ankle shackles are outfitted for electronic monitoring, which concerns advocates for people who are detained. Babatunde Azubuike, programs coordinator f

Many see the age of mass incarceration as a successor to segregation and the racist policies of the Jim Crow era. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Policing has been the focal point of protests since George Floyd's death last week. A criminal-justice reform advocate says we also need to understand them as a reaction to mass incarceration. Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center Bobbin Singh said people who f

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