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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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SALEM, Ore. – AARP Oregon is honoring lawmakers who supported family caregivers during the 2017 Legislative session. Dubbed "Capitol Caregivers," the legislators were chosen for their efforts to protect older Oregonians. Coming into this year's session, the organization was concerned that th

An estimated 1 million employees will be eligible for Oregon's first-of-its-kind retirement savings program, OregonSaves. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – New research finds overwhelming support for Oregon's new retirement savings program. OregonSaves is an alternative to workers whose employers don't offer a retirement savings option, giving employees the chance to sock away part of their paycheck and also bring those savings to

More than $200 million could be cut from the Oregon Health Plan if Referendum 301 is rejected. (Compassion Connect/Flickr)

THE DALLES, Ore. -- Groups are mobilizing to protect the heath coverage of 350,000 Oregonians from an initiative heading for January's ballot. Measure 101 challenges House Bill 2391 - passed by this year's Legislature and supported by most health insurers and providers - which funds insurance for

Coordinated Care Organizations provide health-care services to about 1 million Oregonians. (Alterfines/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's unique approach to bringing together health coverage for state residents is celebrating five years. Coordinated Care Organizations are the umbrellas to an array of services for people on the Oregon Health Plan, the state's version of Medicaid. In the pre-CCO world, said Er

Tariffs on solar panels could cost the U.S. 88,000 jobs, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (Oregon Dept. of Transportation/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon advocates for solar energy say the future won't be as bright if the Trump administration imposes tariffs on imported solar panels. Last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that cheap, foreign-made solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers, and w

Lifetime senior passes get folks age 62 and older into places such as Crater Lake National Park at a discount. (Andy Melton/Flickr)

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Oregonians and people across the country age 62 and older have until midnight on Sunday to get a great deal on lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreational sites. The passes are $10 until Monday when the price increases to $80. It's the first price inc

Oregon has, on average, the third largest class sizes in the nation. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon state economists have announced the "kicker" tax rebate will go into effect next year, but economic analysts worry it is punting concerns over schools' financial woes down the road. Many Oregonians see a reason to celebrate the $464 million rebate, which will send money

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is recognized globally for its biological diversity. (Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Over the weekend, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, one of about two dozen national monuments whose status and borders his agency are reviewing. Zinke met with stakeholders in the region, including state Rep. Pam Marsh of Ashland.

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