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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - OR: Criminal Justice

Only an estimated 35 percent of victims report sexual assault cases to police, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice. (Sasha Freemind/Unsplash)

ASHLAND, Ore. – A police department in southern Oregon is handling sexual assault cases in a new way, focusing on giving options to victims. Ashland Police Department Detective Carrie Hull created the You Have Options program three years ago to give victims of sexual assault more control ove

Coffee Creek Correction Facility is currently the only women's prison in Oregon. (M.O. Stevens)

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections has decided to hold off on a request for an additional $5 million from the Legislature's Emergency Board to open a second women's prison in the state. The D.O.C. wanted to open a new minimum-security facility for women because of overcrowdin

This weekend, Richard Wilhelm and Sue Arbuthnot were at Diamond Craters, southeast of Burns, filming for their documentary about the issues raised in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge armed occupation. (Hare in the Gate Productions)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Two Oregon filmmakers are among those who will closely follow the trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their co-defendants on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. Documentary filmmakers Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm live part-time in Burns, where they noticed an anti-governmen

People at a Black Lives Matter gathering in Josephine County on Aug. 9 were met with a counter-protest by members of the Oath Keepers. (Rural Organizing Project)

JOHN DAY, Ore. - The small-town sheriff who made front-page headlines in Oregon this week also tops an investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group says Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer is part of a growing movement of law-enforcement officers who swear to uphold the Constitut

White males are 37 percent of Oregon's population, but are half of all state judges. (M.O. Stevens/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - State court judges in Oregon are disproportionately male and white, according to a new study called The Gavel Gap, released by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The study said both men and women of color are underrepresented in the judiciary, compared with the st

Two bills concerning sexual assault await Gov. Kate Brown's signature. (Visitor7/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's 2016 legislative session has ended, leaving a stack of bills on Gov. Kate Brown's desk to be signed into law. Two of those bills address sexual assault. Senate Bill 1600 lifts the statute of limitations to prosecute first-degree sex crimes from its current 12-year limit. S

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now a massive crime scene and will remain closed for several weeks. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

PORTLAND, Ore. - After 41 days of occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the standoff between anti-government protesters and law enforcement ended peacefully last week. Even after the arrest of the group's leadership three weeks ago and the shooting death of its spokesman, the FBI work

Even some Portland city-dwellers took the time to make their views known about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns. (Rural Organizing Project)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - About 350 people gathered in Burns, Ore., on Monday for a local rally to tell the last few armed anti-government occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and their supporters, to go home. Protests and pickets are a daily occurrence now in Burns, and they're spreading acro

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