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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - OR: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Women in the janitorial industry are vulnerable to sexual harassment and assault because of the nature of their work. (Kanoke_46/iStock)

SALEM, Ore. -- A bill in the state House is looking to tackle a major issue in Oregon: sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Currently in the House Judiciary Committee, House Bill 3279 would protect employees in the janitorial industry, where incidences of harassment are especially high.

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

Advocates for gun-law reform believe it's possible to enact an assault-weapons ban that reaches from California north to Washington. (Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Advocacy groups, lawmakers, even the governor are calling for reform of Oregon's gun laws. The group Ceasefire Oregon, along with its sister organization in Washington, are joining with others to help create a "West Coast Wall," an assault-weapons ban stretching from Washington to C

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

Family members want to support crime survivors, but often aren't sure what to do or say. (sgarton/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Getting through the holidays comes with special challenges for people who have been crime victims, and there's a new, Oregon-based website packed with information to assist them. "Help. Hope. Heal" is an online guide for family members who aren't sure what to do or say to help a su

PHOTO: The 2015 Progress Report issued by Children First for Oregon shows very little progress for the state's children, with too many still in poverty and lacking access to early education. Photo credit: amyelizabethquinn/pixabay.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Progress Report for Oregon Children released today notes a lack of progress on issues connected to a child's success in life. Children First for Oregon issued the report, which found that a child in Oregon has a one-in-five chance of being poor, even if at least one parent work

PHOTO: More help is needed to combat homelessness.  Image attribution: Fray20 at en.wikipedia

SALEM, Ore. - Today is Housing Opportunity Lobby Day at the Oregon Legislature. Advocates for affordable housing are making their case for an additional $2 million for 2014-2015, and bringing people to Salem who have experienced their own personal housing crises to share their stories. Jessica Lar

SALEM, Ore. – It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and again this year there isn't enough emergency shelter for the numbers of people who need it in Oregon. At the MidValley Women's Crisis Center in Salem, requests for emergency housing have doubled in the past four years. But state fundi

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