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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - OR: Poverty Issues

A one-time appropriation of $300,000 from legislators to the Oregon Food Bank Network would increase pantries' capacity for fresh produce. (Oregon Food Bank)

SALEM, Ore. — Healthy meals at Oregon food pantries are becoming the norm, but they present a challenge: How does the state's network of food banks make sure perishable food such as produce stays fresh? Today, leaders from the Oregon Food Bank Network are meeting with state legislators in Sa

Sexual harassment and assault are pervasive in the janitorial industry, women's and workers' advocates say. (deepcove/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Months before the #MeToo movement gained steam, Oregon lawmakers passed legislation to protect women working in the shadows, literally. Now that law is in effect. At the beginning of this year, janitorial contractors started joining a registry that ensures they're in complian

Large donors contributed 14 times as much as small donors to Oregon candidates and ballot measure campaigns in 2016. (Cacophony/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Big money dominated the 2016 elections in Oregon, according to a new report. The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group or "OSPIRG" found about 720 individuals and businesses, contributing $5,000 or more, collectively donated nearly $35 million to candidates and ballot

Oregon has made big strides in health coverage for residents since it expanded Medicaid, but the state needs to raise more money to keep the system in place. (sasint/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Medical professionals are turning out in the final stretch before Tuesday's special election to support Measure 101, which would continue to fund health care for low income Oregonians. The Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Nurses Association, and hospitals such as Legacy He

Congress provided funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program through March. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program hasn't done much to alleviate stress for states and parents going into the new year. Known as CHIP, the program helps cover nine million children nationwide, including near

A 2006 study found folks sometimes have a tendency to objectify people experiencing homelessness, dehumanizing the issue. (Sisters of the Road)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The winter will be long for the many Oregonians living without shelter. Cities such as Portland, Bend and Medford face a shortage of affordable housing that has left some people on the streets. Bryn Harding is communications manager for Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit caf

Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union could use its new Christmas Valley branch as a blueprint for other rural branches. (Courtesy of Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union)

CHRISTMAS VALLEY, Ore. – Last year, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon reached out to the Northwest Credit Union Association, explaining that a rural part of Lake County in southern Oregon was in need of financial services. Now, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union on Monday is holding the grand

Health groups in Oregon connect affordable housing to adequate health care. (Luis Tamayo/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers find that affordable housing is an integral part of keeping people healthy, and even compare it to a drug prescription plan. New research published on the JAMA Network says investing in housing improves health outcomes for patients and lowers costs for the public

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