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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2017 


Families across the nation are still waiting for children's health insurance funding; also on our nationwide rundown, Aztec High School in New Mexico remains closed following a deadly shooting; plus a look at how politics figure into most companies' marketing strategies.

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Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

Early voting for 2017 is outpacing early voting in 2015, the last off-year election in Ohio. (M.Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Election Day 2017 certainly is not seeing the drama of last year's presidential race, it still is a very important election for Ohio. Secretary of State Jon Husted says many matters on the ballot can impact daily lives, including more than 1,500 local issues such as ma

Former state Rep. Connie Pillich, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton participate Sunday in a Democratic gubernatorial debate. (Andrew Keiper)

By Andrew Keiper Kent State-Ohio News Connection Four hopeful Democratic candidates for governor took part in the hour-long debate in Columbus on Sunday. The quartet answered questions submitted by Ohioans on issues like tax reform, jobs, healthcare and the opioid epidemic. Among the candidates c

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By Scott Lendak, Kent State-Ohio News Connection Every Friday night during the football season the lights are bright and emotions are high for Keyshawn Colman. The Boardman High School wide receiver prepares to play in front of hundreds of his peers. His head is in the game, but his heart is some

AARP volunteers in Ohio have been educating folks about the state’s new Caregiving Act. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of AARP volunteers work across the state to help improve the lives of Ohioans age 50 and over - and the organization is now looking to fill a unique volunteer opportunity. AARP Ohio has an opening for State President, a role temporarily filled by Earl Goldhammer. He

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending to the White House that some national monuments be altered. (U.S. Department of the Interior)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some conservation and sportsman's groups in Ohio are deeply concerned about what a national monument review could mean for the future of public lands. While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not suggest any of the 27 monuments under review be eliminated, he did recommend some be al

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

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