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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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The DACA program protects more than 800,000 people nationwide. (David McNew/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. -- People in Oregon and across the nation are staging a walkout today to send a message to members of Congress that it's time to pass a clean Dream Act. With only a month left in the 2017 session, advocates for immigrants' rights hope to spur the House and Senate to pass a bill protect

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has targeted undocumented immigrants outside of courthouses. (John Moore/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. — As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests become increasingly visible in Oregon, many wonder what it actually means to be a sanctuary state. Earlier this year, Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order forbidding state agencies from helping immigration officials fi

Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people in Las Vegas, had 23 guns in his hotel suite, many of them modified with a device that allows for the rapid fire of ammo. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – More than a week has passed since the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. Since then, Congress and even the National Rifle Association have talked about regulating guns in at least one small way – by banning a device known as a bump stock that makes a semiautomatic weapon sh

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.

Immigrants' rights advocates want clear guidelines for the types of information that state and local agencies can release about undocumented Oregonians. (Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images)

SALEM, Ore. – As Oregon lawmakers enter their final days of the session, immigrants' rights advocates are pushing state senators to pass a bill protecting the privacy of undocumented Oregonians. Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum spearheaded House Bill 3464, to give guideli

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

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