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Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Evening News on 03/27/20

Airs at: Fri, 03/27/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Stop the Sweeps PDX calls for sweep moratorium and increased resources for houseless community amid outbreak

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:45pm
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  One majorly vulnerable population in Portland – those living on the streets– have been left without a clear plan to weather this pandemic. The Stop the Sweeps Coalition in Portland has called for a moratorium on sweeps, as well as the placement of 150 handwashing station... Read more

The results of social distancing: increased reliance on online communication and risks to data privacy

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
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  As every level of government leverages its powers to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, this includes some efforts that cause concerns among online privacy advocates and social justice advocates. For example, there are reports of increased surveillance and GPS t... Read more

An inside look at prison life during the threat of COVID-19

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
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  With 2.3 million people imprisoned in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 in the nations could be dire, as prisons are often overcrowded and unsanitary.  Experts say the U.S. is roughly 10 days behind Italy in the progression of the outbreak, and as such, it is ... Read more

Roads to Portland Parks close to support social distancing

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:15pm
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  Portland Parks and Recreation closed several parks to vehicle traffic Thursday, to help promote safe social distancing practices and discourage overcrowding. The parks themselves however, are still open to the public. KBOO's Annette Newell talked to Portland Parks and Re... Read more

Evening News on 03/26/20

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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  On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the Pacific Northwest and around the world; Multnomah County and Portland promise more help for houseless people during the crisis; And unemployment claims reach record highs. Read more

Oregon legislature prepares plan to address COVID-19 impacts

Airs at: Wed, 03/25/2020 at 5:15pm
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  The Oregon legislature has formed a joint committee for addressing COVID-19 in the state. The legislative package will attempt to offer relief for those impacted by coronavirus, ranging from those in hospital having contracted the infection to those who are out of work b... Read more

Evening News on 03/25/20

Airs at: Wed, 03/25/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
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  On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: The state of emergency declaration is extended in Portland; The U.S. approves a $2 trillion relief stimulus package; And in international news, coronavirus continues to spread as countries take various precautions. Read more

Evening News on 03/24/20

Airs at: Tue, 03/24/2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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  On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: The number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon continues to rise; The Senate nears a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill; And in international news, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed.  Read more

Economist Dean Baker on the Republican attempt to create a corporate slush fund in response to COVID19

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 5:45pm
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  As federal lawmakers approach a deal on a COVID-19 relief package, a $500 billion slush fund that could benefit President Trump and his family. Dean Baker is co-founder and senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research and just co-wrote the piece "Yes... Read more