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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - OR: Criminal Justice

SALEM, Ore. - The "will of the voters" had to bend a little over the weekend to accommodate Oregon's budget woes, as the Senate passed a major public safety measure, HB 3508, now headed for the governor's desk. It's a major compromise for those who voted for Measure 57 in November, to increase penal

Portland, OR – The nation's drug court programs celebrate their 20th anniversary this month, including Multnomah County's, the second-oldest in the country. The programs in dozens of Oregon counties around the state are designed as alternatives to incarceration that save taxpayers money. They

Salem, OR – Saturday is Immigrant Action Day in Oregon, and there will be a somber tone to this year's event. This week in Bellingham, Washington, 28 people were arrested in a federal immigration raid. The handcuffs and ankle chains, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in riot

Portland, OR - About 600 Oregonians under age 18 have been charged as adults for crimes, and are now in custody. Exactly where they're in custody depends on the county. Many people assume that young people who have been arrested are held in juvenile detention centers, but that's not always the case.

Wilsonville, OR - At the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, "LIFE" is not a prison sentence, it's a new beginning: The LIFE program teaches business savvy to women in prison. The students named it, to stand for "Lifelong Information for Entrepreneurs," and the course combines small b

Portland, OR – A leading civil rights organization says in a new report that racial discrimination is not a thing of the past in Oregon or nationally. The statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, made public in Oregon, shows higher traffic-stop and incarceration rates for people of

Portland, OR – Starting a new life can be difficult enough after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing at least one barrier. The county is eliminating a question on its job applications: the one that asks if the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony. County officials ha

Portland, OR – Oregon experienced one of the biggest declines in property crimes in the nation last year, according to recently released data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Twenty years ago, 200 of every 10,000 Oregonians were victimized by property-related crimes; today, that

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