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PNS Daily Newscast - September, 21 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico and rainfall from the storm is expected to impact North Carolina; we take you to California where groups are celebrating today’s International Day of Peace; and let you know about a system that veterans can use to deal with trauma.

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Public News Service - OR: Housing/Homelessness

Oregon's big budget shortfall could hinder efforts to fund homelessness service programs. (Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. -- In the midst of a housing crisis, state lawmakers are looking for a way to provide relief to Oregonians. There is no shortage of stories from people pushed onto the streets and going hungry in Oregon's current housing market. Annaliese Koehler, public policy advocate for Oregon Food

Oregonians are gathering at the Capitol today to push legislators to help ease the state's housing crisis. (AARP)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon's popularity as an attractive destination has had a side effect on housing markets across the state. Oregonians face pressures from many sides. Cities have low vacancy rates, rents are increasing rapidly, and property owners can evict renters without cause, meaning people

Author Chuck Collins calls the recent election the inequality election. (Chelsea Green Publishing)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Chuck Collins used to be among the nation’s richest 1 percent, but more recently he has dedicated his life to fighting wealth inequality in the United States. In his new book "Born on Third Base," Collins tells his story of being born into a wealthy family and eventual

According to new data, the childhood poverty rate in Oregon has decreased since 2011. (Kelly Short/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Childhood poverty has decreased significantly in Oregon since its peak in 2011, according to new data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In the wake of the Great Recession, the child poverty rate in the Beaver State grew to 24 percent. Since then, data shows the rate has c

The rate of food insecurity was more than 16 percent between 2013 and 2015 in Oregon, according to a USDA report. (PublicDomanPictures/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The only state to see a significant increase in food insecurity rates since the Great Recession is Oregon, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report said more than 16 percent of Oregon households between 2013 and 2015 reported diffic

A study of Portland's homeless population says individuals who found stable housing saw their need for emergency care drop 18 percent. (Mike Krzeszak/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Health-care plans in Oregon are considering a new aspect of people's health and well-being: stable housing. Care providers are looking to tackle a big issue in Oregon, which ranks in the top five for rates of homelessness. The nonprofit CareOregon is supporting this new task by giv

Protesters plan to march from Philadelphia City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic National Convention is being held. (Andrew Ciscel/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's 74 delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention could be met by hundreds of anti-poverty protesters on the convention's opening day. The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is holding the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in Philadelphia on M

Farmworker Housing Development Corp. builds housing, such as the building above, for farmworkers and their families. (FHDC)

PORTLAND, Ore. – As fresh cherries go on display in Oregon's grocery stores, one organization is thinking about the workers who pick the fruit – and their need for safe living conditions. The Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC) in Woodburn has been developing housing for

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