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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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Public News Service - OR: International Relief

PORTLAND, Ore. - The countdown to Christmas has begun and, for the person who has everything, there is one gift with international importance, to fit almost any budget. A Mercy Kit sends donation money to a Mercy Corps program selected by the donor in any of 40 countries. Seth Rue, assistant progr

PORTLAND, Ore. - When budgets are tight, it's hard to know how much to give to charity, but many nonprofit groups in Oregon are struggling. Mercy Corps, the global relief organization based in Portland, is suggesting people help others by giving whatever amount they're spending on their own Thanksgi

Portland, OR – As a half million people half the world away in Pakistan flee their homes because of armed fighting, an Oregon-based aid group is on the ground to help those families in need. Mercy Corps is handing out emergency kits this week, and Portland-based personnel are arriving in Pakis

Auburn, WA – What a way to spend New Year's Eve. A team from Mercy Corps is in the Gaza Strip, rounding up emergency aid supplies for people panicked by the fighting that has killed or injured at least 1,000 in the past few days. The Portland-based global relief agency has been running job pro

Portland, OR – While Americans have been focused almost constantly on their own domestic election coverage and economic news in 2008, lives in other parts of the world have changed, too. The year saw a number of disasters, from weather-related crises to conflicts that displaced hundreds of tho

Portland, OR - The fight against hunger is reaching from Portland to North Korea. Two Northwest-based relief agencies, including Portland's Mercy Corps, are leading a U.S.-funded hunger-relief mission into North Korea -- the first in eight years. Joy Portella with Mercy Corps says skyrocketing wor

Portland, OR – Portland-based Mercy Corps has a disaster relief team in Kenya to help some of the 300,000 Kenyans displaced by political violence in the past two months. Since their president was re-elected in December amid allegations of fraud, more than a thousand Kenyans have been killed. L

Portland, OR – As Oregonians start the holiday shopping season this morning, a new study shows that it might be wise to consider some alternative gift ideas this year. The report shows as materialism in children increases, they also experience a decrease in self-esteem. Some experts say one w

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