PNS Daily Newscast - June 21, 2018 

President Donald Trump reverses course on some aspects of his border policy. Also on the Thursday rundown: with the midterms approaching we will take you to a state, you might not expect to be reaching out to Latino voters: and Dan Heyman has a novel angle on the utility of medical marijuana

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Public News Service - WA: Philanthropy

Seattle, WA – Churches in Washington are taking action on such issues as fair trade, climate change and conservation, and they're part of a national groundswell. A new Sierra Club report features faith groups in every state that are making the environment a top priority. Reverend LeeAnne Ber

Seattle, WA – Imagine doing your banking without a bank . . . In Indonesia, there are more than 50,000 microfinance institutions, none of them with much money, and all making small loans to families and tiny businesses. Mercy Corps, the Northwest-based humanitarian aid organization, has gotten

Gray's Harbor, WA - A New Year's bonus, of sorts, is available to teachers' union members in the 12 Washington counties that have been declared disaster areas. Members and retirees of the American Federation of Teachers(AFT) can apply for disaster relief grants to help with flood cleanup of their ho

Seattle, WA – Here's a last-minute gift idea for the person who has everything -- a chance to "adopt" their Washington State Representative or Senator, or both! A Seattle-based grassroots group has come up with a unique fundraiser that also prompts folks to keep tabs on state lawmakers, by ask

Olympia, WA – Every disaster is an opportunity, if you're a scam artist. Washington residents are being warned that the recent floods may bring bogus fundraisers out of the woodwork. Holidays are the prime time for tugging at heartstrings as well as pursestrings, and when solicitors call ask

Portland, OR – No matter what you bought on your post-Thanksgiving shopping excursions this weekend, you probably didn't come home from the stores with world peace or a cure for global warming. However, those items could be on your gift list this year –- and without asking for funding fr

Olympia, WA – Teaching a child to read can be tough when parents don't have the language skills or are busy working just to make ends meet. That's why 14 Washington educational programs are splitting $1.5 million in new "Reading Readiness" grants, to teach low-income and non-English-speaking p

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