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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - OR: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Communities of color want to ensure their communities have a seat at the table as Oregon moves to a renewable energy economy. (OPAL Environmental Justice)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A coalition of organizations of color called the Just Transition Alliance is working to fight for climate justice and holding an assembly this weekend. Groups such as OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - or APANO - and Rural Organizat

There are nearly 800,000 DACA recipients across the country. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. -- Undocumented immigrants living on the West Coast who were brought here as children are in Salem today to defend their legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Attorneys general from ten states plan to file a lawsuit against DACA on September 5, and the T

President Trump veered off in a speech Friday about the criminal gang MS-13 to tell police not to be

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Communities and police departments in Oregon and across the nation are responding to President Trump's comments to police on Friday that they shouldn't be "too nice" with suspects. His comments come at a time when tensions are running high between law enforcement and the public.

Oregon students led the passage of a bill creating ethnic studies in the state's K-12 schools. (APANO)

SALEM, Ore. – Students and racial-justice groups in the state are among those applauding a bill now on the governor's desk that should make Oregon schools feel more inclusive for students of color. Under House Bill 2845, the Oregon Department of Education will adopt ethnic studies standards

The Oath Keepers, an armed militia group, has been active in Oregon for many years. (Shawn Records/Rural Organizing Project)

PORTLAND, Ore. – This week, an Oregon politician said state Republicans should consider militia groups for event security. A best-selling author and professor suggests looking at that statement from a historical perspective. Multnomah County GOP chair James Buchal told the Guardian newspaper

Maps are being used to plot diversity and segregation around the country. (University of Cincinnati)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A recent history of the United States' changing racial demographics might be best viewed from space. That's the approach Tomasz Stepinski, a professor of space exploration at the University of Cincinnati, has taken. Stepinski is an astrophysicist by trade, but had the idea

Groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to pass standards for ethnic studies in the state's public schools. (APANO)

SALEM, Ore. — A coalition of groups wants to bring the stories and contributions of underrepresented communities into classrooms across Oregon. The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, will be in Salem Monday to urge lawmakers to pass House Bill 2845, which would create an advisory grou

Members of the faith community say torture is in direct conflict with their religious values. (Robin Kirk/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Despite efforts from politicians such as Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to have a report on the CIA's torture program declassified, it is looking increasingly unlikely President Obama will open it up to the public in his last week in office. Obama signed an executive order banning to

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