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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 


It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

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Public News Service - OH: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

More than 30 states have enacted legislation that addresses the sharing of private images. (Pro Juventue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Senate will soon take up the issue of so-called revenge porn. Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, said he will introduce legislation that will provide a pathway for civil action for those whose nude or sexually explicit photos are posted online without their consent.

In Ohio, 375 human trafficking cases were reported in 2016. (Kiran Foster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in Ohio say they are more committed than ever to ending it. Ohio ranks fourth among states for calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 375 trafficking cases reported in 2016. State

Fear, shame, dependence and concerns about not being believed are some of the many reasons sexual assault survivors don't seek help. (Andy_Graf/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Advocates for women say the wave of high profile sexual abuse allegations is helping survivors in Ohio find their voices. But who can they trust? In a survey of Cuyahoga County residents, most respondents said if they needed assistance after a sexual assault, they would turn to a

Research shows community-based alternatives to detention for nonviolent juvenile offenders can result in better outcomes. (Pixabay).

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Putting children who get into trouble on the right path can be challenging, and a newer approach to the problem is seeing great success in Ohio. This week, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public safety leaders are at the inaugural Ohio Juvenile Detention Alternatives In

Bars of soap aimed at human trafficking prevention will be distributed to hotels during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (M. Kuhlman)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some 50,000 people are expected to converge on Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July. And among those who will not be there for political reasons are people who sell others for sex. Theresa Flores was trafficked as a teen and as a survivor founded S.O.A.P. o

An address confidentiality bill could protect survivors of abuse from being harassed or stalked. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill under consideration at the Statehouse could help ease some of the fears felt by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. House Bill 359 would establish a voluntary program that would create a confidential address for them which, according to Nancy Neylon, executive

Ohioans are encouraged to wear blue to show support for child-abuse prevention. (PCSAO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Child abuse and neglect typically happen behind closed doors, and on Wear Blue Day, child-welfare organizations in Ohio are bringing such abuse into the light. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 27,000 Ohio children were

An Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's ability to prosecute cases based on testing its backlog of thousands of rape kits. (Analogue Kid/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's initiative to clear the backlog of untested rape kits. The state is appealing a decision by the Eighth District Court of Appeals in the case of Demetrius Jones. The appeals court had dismissed his rape and kidnapping charges beca

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