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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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The Portland Timbers are a member of the Green Sports Alliance, which is helping teams, stadiums and fans go green. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sports reach millions of viewers each year and attract thousands of fans to every game, which means teams and athletes have a lot of influence. The Green Sports Alliance recognizes that the footprint for stadiums and arenas is big. So it's focusing on sustainable ways to pro

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival provides workshops for high school students in the state. (Kim Budd/Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

ASHLAND, Ore. – The proposed budget from the Trump administration would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to zero, and that could mean fewer children in Oregon will be exposed to art. The state's world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosts hundreds of students each y

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

Some food-assistance programs in Oregon are offering culturally-relevant meals to families in need. (Oregon Food Bank)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Even when people are down on their luck, not every meal is the same. Some food-assistance programs in Oregon now take into consideration the cultural relevance of the ingredients and foods they are serving. The extra thought helps. Mike Fleck, executive director of Commu

Fisheries biologists are just some of the positions to be filled by the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon and Washington. Courtesy: USFS Pacific Northwest Region

PORTLAND, Ore. - You'll have to get organized in the next few days if you want to be considered for a job working in one of the 16 national forests in the Northwest next spring or summer. The U.S. Forest Service is hiring more than 1,000 seasonal workers, but the time to apply is short - only one w

At a Portland conference, nonprofits are learning about organizations like The Stop, the first of what has become a thriving network of community centers in Canada focused on fighting poverty. Credit: Community Food Centres Canada

PORTLAND. Ore. - People who run food banks and soup kitchens across North America are in Portland this week to brainstorm ways to make their efforts more effective. One premise of the Closing the Hunger Gap conference is that hunger-fighting organizations do more to fight the causes of poverty and

Hikes along the West Little Owyhee River are just one option for outdoor recreation in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Eight conservation groups have formed a coalition to protect the area as federal wilderness. Credit: Jeremy Fox/Owyhee Coalition.

BEND, Ore. – There's a new proposal to protect about 2 million acres of the Owyhee Canyonlands at the Oregon-Idaho border as federal wilderness – and its first challenge is to get a sponsor in Congress. The area is one of the most pristine stretches of high desert in the nation, and ab

PHOTO: There's a lot to see and a lot of country to cover in the Owyhee Canyonlands, and a new group of outdoor enthusiasts based in Ontario is committed to doing just that. Photo credit: Chris Hansen

ONTARIO, Ore. – There's a new friends group in Oregon, dedicating time and sharing enthusiasm for the Owyhee Canyonlands. Friends of the Owyhee is part of an informal network of individuals who volunteer to help preserve special places, while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people.

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