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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - OR: Criminal Justice

Oregon's care organizations have launched the

PORTLAND, Ore. – Health care doesn't stop after a person leaves the doctor's office. Factors outside of the traditional care setting such as housing play a pivotal role in a person's overall health. Michael Mellick, a housing case manager with CareOregon, says anybody who has experienced chr

Two men in Oregon convicted by non-unanimous juries have been exonerated this year. (Dun.can/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – With Tuesday's election now in the books, Oregon is the only state in the country that allows non-unanimous juries in felony trials. Voters in Louisiana have passed an amendment banning the law that originated in the Jim Crow era allowing convictions even when one or two jur

Discrepancies in the testimony against Josh Horner led to his exoneration from a 50-year prison sentence. (Oregon Innocence Project)

BEND, Ore. — An Oregon man is free from a 50-year prison sentence thanks to the work of the Oregon Innocence Project. It is the project's first exoneration since it began four years ago. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel dismissed the case against Redmond resident Josh Horner,

Oregon sheriffs disagree about how the state's sanctuary law effects crime. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Tensions are building among law enforcement in the fight over Oregon's sanctuary law, which voters could decide to repeal in November. Recently, 16 county sheriffs announced support for Measure 105, which would get rid of the state's 31-year-old statute that prohibits use of

Patriot Prayer and Proud Boy rallies in Portland have turned violent on several occasions. (Old White Truck/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has become a hot spot for far-right rallies that often turn violent. Could more be done if the groups holding these rallies were considered gangs? Two criminologists believe so, and they say groups like the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, which organized a rally in Po

A protest over sending two Burns-area ranchers to prison for arson led to the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (Barbara Wheeler/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

BURNS, Ore. – President Donald Trump has pardoned two eastern Oregon ranchers who inspired the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Dwight and Steve Hammond were sentenced to mandatory minimum prison terms of five years for arson on public lands. State Rep. Greg W

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

Youths lose out when they're taken from the juvenile court system to the adult court system, a new report says. (D Coetzee/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon youths should not be treated as adults in the criminal justice system, according to a new report from the Oregon Council on Civil Rights. The report looks at the effects of Measure 11, which requires young people 15 and older be tried as adults for certain crimes. T

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