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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

Could the federal Election Integrity Commission affect voter participation if people start seeing voting as a privacy risk? (Tim Evanson/Flickr)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Voting-rights advocates are backing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's decision to not give private voter information to President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission. The White House panel requested voter data from states as it investigates the president's claims about

Nearly 725,000 previously uninsured Ohioans were able to access health care under Medicaid expansion. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Gov. John Kasich recently protected Medicaid by vetoing a proposed freeze of the expansion, the future of the program still faces uncertainty at the federal level. Republicans in the Senate unveiled a revised version of their health care plan last week. It would cut the pr

Climate marches in several Ohio cities were held Saturday in solidarity with similar actions across the nation marking Trump's 100th day. (Garry Knight/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office this weekend, saying his administration "has brought profound change to Washington.” While they agree the change has been profound, environmental groups say it's been anything but positive, especially regarding policies th

A new poll suggests that during the 2016 presidential election, many Ohioans were voted against the candidate they didnít like, rather than voting for a candidate of choice. (David Mulder/Flickr)

BEREA, Ohio – It's been just over two months since President Donald Trump took office and a new survey reveals a wide political divide in Ohio on many issues. Motivated by Trump's surprise win in November, a faculty-student research polling project at Baldwin Wallace University probes the view

Immigrant advocate groups urge Ohioans to support the immigrant community and refugees, no matter what their status. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young immigrants and their allies in Ohio are nervously anticipating President Trump's next move on immigration policy. Last week the president signed several executive orders impacting immigrants and refugees but did not act on a promise to end the Deferred Action for Child

The Ohio Benefit Bank helps nearly 35,000 families file their income-tax returns each year. (Ohio Assn. of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax time is here, but not all Ohioans have the knowledge or will to prepare their own income-tax returns, or the money to pay a professional. Some might qualify for free tax-prep services through The Ohio Benefit Bank. The program connects taxpayers to certified counselors who can

Those who struggle to find peace during divided times can find community with others.<br />(Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The United States begins 2017 somewhat divided with emotions still running high over the realities of the Trump presidency. But an Ohio faith leader is encouraging those in despair to turn it into action. Howard Tolley, former director of Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio,

Millennials make up about one-third of Americans eligible to vote. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Election Day has finally arrived, and a national children's leader is urging Ohio's youngest voters to get to the polls today. Children's Defense Fund founder, president and national civil rights leader Marian Wright Edelman, has made stops in Ohio and other states over the pa

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