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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - OR: Criminal Justice

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

Oregon's prison costs are growing faster than any other state in the nation according to Bureau of Justice Statistics - up 20 percent this year alone. Seeking to address the problem, Oregon lawmakers doubled the funding for programs proven to keep people from re-offending. Representative Chip Shiel

Domestic violence leads to an estimated 18 deaths every year in Oregon, and about one in six Oregon women have been sexually assaulted. Advocates from across the state were in Salem Thursday for "Domestic and Sexual Violence Day." They're asking lawmakers to help those victims by expanding the Orego

Too many juveniles end up in adult courts, according to a new nationwide survey, and state lawmakers may take notice. In Oregon, any 15-, 16- or 17-year-old who commits a crime covered by the state's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Law (Measure 11) is automatically tried as an adult. A recent Zogby su

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