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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - OH: Immigrant Issues

Researchers say doctors from outside the U.S. are more likely to practice in rural areas and some specialty fields experiencing critical shortages. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid the controversy over President Donald Trump's travel ban, new concerns are being raised about how the order could affect Ohio's medical community. Physicians from all over the world provide medical care in Ohio, and researchers from the Case Western Reserve University Center

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

A new poll shows addressing climate change is a critical issue for Latino voters in Ohio. (click/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a growing population in Ohio, the voice of Latino voters is becoming more powerful, and a new survey finds a strong percentage of Latino Ohioans want action to combat climate change. Political opinion research firm Latino Decisions polled Latino voters in seven key states o

About 2,000 refugees arrived in the Buckeye State in fiscal year 2016. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite divisive political rhetoric over the past year on the issue of international refugees, many Ohio cities are welcoming with open arms those seeking safe haven. Angie Plummer, executive director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, says there are

There's been an ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.(upstateNYer/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The findings of a new poll indicate many Ohioans want the stalemate over the Merrick Garland U.S. Supreme Court nomination to end. The survey released by the Center for American Progress found a strong, bipartisan majority wants the Senate to hold confirmation hearings on Presiden

Some voting-rights advocates say challenges to redistricting rules interfere with fair districts and fair elections. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to those fighting to ensure elections are fair. The court unanimously ruled states can draw voting districts based on counting an area's total population, not just the number of people of voting age. Catherine Turcer, policy anal

Campaign trail disorder can impact voter decisions. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Arrests, cancelled rallies and heated exchanges among candidates plagued the presidential campaign over the weekend. And one political expert says the incidents can have an impact on the choices voters make in Tuesday's primary in Ohio. Dan Birdsong, a political science lec

Will a U.S. Supreme Court nomination raise the stakes in the presidential election? (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sparked an immediate battle between parties in an already-polarized presidential election year. Despite calls from Senate Republicans to allow the next president to choose a replacement, President Obama has begun fielding ca

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