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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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Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is an appeal of a lower court ruling that found that Ohio violated federal law by purging voters from the rolls because of inactivity. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's "use it or lose it" method of maintaining its voter rolls will be debated before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. The high court will hear arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, an appeal of a lower court ruling that found Ohio violated federal law by pu

Opponents of an Ohio bill to make wearing a mask at protests illegal say it's a tool against left-leaning activist groups. (michael_swan/Flickr)

By Cameron Gorman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio – Supporters of a new bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives want to more broadly criminalize the wearing of masks in public — a move which some see as encroaching on the ri

Opponents say a Down syndrome abortion ban bill in Ohio ignores the unique circumstances that surround each woman's pregnancy. (Progress Ohio/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that, if signed, would become the 20th attack on reproductive health approved in the state since Gov. John Kasich took office. The Ohio Senate, on a non-party line vote, approved HB 214, which bans abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Dow

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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 somew

Four executions are scheduled in Ohio this year, the first next Wednesday.(Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Calls to end capital punishment are ramping up ahead of Ohio's first execution in three years. On Wednesday, death penalty opponents delivered a petition signed by 27,000 people to Gov. John Kasich, asking that Ronald Phillips’ execution, set for next week, be commuted

In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the number actually is much higher. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – June is National LGBTQ Pride Month, and health care advocates in Ohio are promoting the importance of both pride and prevention within the LGBTQ community. In Ohio, 3.4 percent of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but support groups predict the num

Experts say stigma and discrimination can contribute to poor health outcomes for LGBT individuals. (Guillaume Paumier/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LGBTQ Ohioans have the same heath needs as anyone else but are said to be at greater risk for certain poor health outcomes. And experts say these disparities are not biological in nature. It is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Julie Applegate, director of Equitas Health,

Opponents of the Pastor Protection Act are convinced it would make Ohio unwelcoming to members of the LGBT community. (mensatic/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fast-moving religious liberties bill in Ohio is spurring concern among some advocates for the state's LGBT residents. The Pastor Protection Act, House Bill 36, received its third committee hearing Tuesday, just two weeks after it was introduced. The bill says ministers or r

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