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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

Public News Service - Ohio

PHOTO: A groundbreaking study identifies some of the treatable factors that prevent chronic kidney disease in children, which could potentially prevent them from having to undergo costly and painful interventions such as dialysis and transplants. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady, pediatric nephrologist with Children's Mercy Hospital i...Read More

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PHOTO: A warming climate already is impacting the environment, according to researchers in Ohio who say the state's ecosystem will shift northward if the cause of climate change, carbon emissions, is not addressed. Photo credit: abbyladybug/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If current climate trends continue, researchers say Ohio's ecosystem could be vastly different in the future. At an Ohio State University panel discussion Wednesday, experts examined the ways carbon pollution is impacting the environment and public health. Associate professor of ...Read More

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PHOTO: Researchers at the Center for American Progress say the two-year freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards has resulted in millions of lost energy investment, such as in wind power. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been almost a year since Ohio lawmakers froze the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, and some analysts say the damage is already unfolding. Researchers at the Center for American Progress interviewed business leaders in the renewable energy sector in Ohi...Read More

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PHOTO: Itís National Youth Violence Prevention Week, and health and education leaders in Ohio say everyone in a community plays role in preventing violence before it occurs. Photo credit: hilarycl/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Youth violence is preventable say many health and education leaders as schools and organizations around Ohio observe National Youth Violence Prevention Week. The Ohio Violence Prevention Academy provides training to combat violence in schools and neighborhoods. The group&#...Read More

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PHOTO: A new poll finds that Gov. John Kasich's proposal to increase the stateís tobacco tax is strongly supported by many Ohioans. Photo credit: placardmoncoeur/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's cigarette tax has not been raised in a decade, but a new poll finds an increase is something many Ohioans overwhelmingly support. In an effort to reduce income taxes in the state, Gov. John Kasich wants to raise cigarette taxes by $1 per pack. Glen Bolger, partner and co-fou...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds LGBT women in Ohio and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: Chris Goldberg/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sixteen percent of Ohioans live in poverty, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, the center'...Read More

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PHOTO: A new poll of Ohio voters finds 61 percent disapprove of genetically engineered food, and 87 percent want the foods labeled. Photo credit: Btkdayton/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While the scientific "jury" is still out on the safety of genetically engineered (GE) foods, a new poll indicates most Ohioans want to know when they are eating GE foods. The survey from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association found 61 percent of those polled disapprove of GE...Read More

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PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week. Experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly because of the misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: cohdra/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Infant or senior citizen, it doesn't matter the age, poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. It's National Poison Prevention Week and experts are reminding Ohioans of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, nurse specialist with the Drug and Poison Infor...Read More

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