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PNS Daily News - May 29, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s news including: Germany’s leader notes a disconnect with the United States; remembering the fallen and those left behind on a Memorial Day; and a look at passenger’s rights as summer air travel season kicks into gear.

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American citizens have said border patrol has asked them to give up their phone and social media passwords at the border. (Kritchanut/iStock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A bill to keep Americans' phone and social media passwords out of the hands of the border patrol will again be considered now that members of Congress are back in Washington, D.C. after a two-week recess. The Protecting Data at the Border Act, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oreg

There are about 24,000 DACA-eligible people in Oregon, according to the Migration Policy Institute. (Doug Geisler/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Immigrant communities across Oregon are preparing to take President-elect Donald Trump at his word regarding ramping up deportations during his presidency. Andrea Williams, executive director of Causa, an immigrant-rights organization in Oregon, said state protections –

More than 17,000 children are excluded from health care under the Health Care for All Oregon Children Act, according to a new report. (jencu/flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. — From access to treatment, racial disparities still exist in Oregon's healthcare system. According to a new report from the Oregon Health Equity Alliance, many nonwhite communities face higher rates of infant mortality, chronic disease and reduced life expectancy as a result of

People at a Black Lives Matter gathering in Josephine County on Aug. 9 were met with a counter-protest by members of the Oath Keepers. (Rural Organizing Project)

JOHN DAY, Ore. - The small-town sheriff who made front-page headlines in Oregon this week also tops an investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group says Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer is part of a growing movement of law-enforcement officers who swear to uphold the Constitut

There are more than 800,000 people living with a disability in Oregon. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 800,000 Oregonians are living with a disability, and this week the attention is on making sure they have an opportunity to vote. It's National Disability Voter Registration Week, and groups including Deaf People United and the Autism Society of Oregon are assisting with vo

Crater Lake in central Oregon is one of five National Park Service units in the state. (Epmatsw/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century. The coalition has started a petition urging President Obama to issue an executive order to make

Basic Rights Oregon honors businesses that create inclusive environments for the LGBT community. (Bryon Beck)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Basic Rights Oregon is honoring two businesses today at the Oregon Convention Center for creating welcoming workplaces for transgender employees. One of those businesses is Symantec, a cyber-security company with an office in Springfield that fostered an inclusive environment when C

Recent investigations in Oregon have led to recovery of $2.7 million for construction workers on state-funded projects. One group says it's the tip of a wage-theft iceberg. (greyerbaby/morguefile)

SALEM, Ore. - Some Oregon workers aren't getting paid what they are owed, and at a committee hearing in Salem this week, state lawmakers will get a first look at upcoming legislation to curb wage theft. Just since Thanksgiving, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has announced settle

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