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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2018 


Trump’s Secretary of State nominee gets a narrow thumbs up, but his Veteran’s Affairs nominee is put on hold. Also on our rundown: Protests against Wells Fargo set for Des Moines today; and cannabis advocates blame Florida officials for “reefer madness.”

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Public News Service - OH: Consumer Issues

Nearly 36,000 Ohioans risk losing health care coverage under a Medicaid work requirement proposal. <br />(franchise opportunities/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite being employed, some Ohioans could lose health care coverage if the state implements a Medicaid work requirement. The Kasich administration plans to ask for federal approval to add job requirements for able-bodied adults covered through the state's Medicaid expansion

Over the past five decades, the gender wage gap has only narrowed by about 18 cents. (katrinaelsi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It takes women about 15 months to earn what men earn in 12, although pay inequality is not the only discrepancy Ohio women face in the workplace. Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2018 women would need to work order to make the same amount men did in 2017. Data

The Ravenna-Phoenix Block is among areas that have been rehabilitated thanks in part to the Federal Historic Tax Credit. (Ohio Redevelopment Project/Flickr)

By Anna Huntsman/Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration. Over the loud protests of preservation groups, Congress has repealed one tax credit for historic building restoration and changed the terms of another, sparking uncertainty about the

Nearly half of homes in Ohio with children have a firearm. (M&R Glasgow/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio — There is a loaded, unlocked firearm in nearly one-in-ten Ohio homes, according to newly released data on gun safety practices in the Buckeye State. In an Ohio Health Issues Poll, 42 percent of adults said they had a gun in or around their home, an increase from 36 percent

Home weatherization measures such as improved insulation can save homeowners energy and money. (Bill Smith_03303/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The White House again is targeting a program that helps reduce energy costs for struggling Ohioans. President Donald Trump's recently proposed 2019 budget calls for the end to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helped about 8 percent of Ohio households - mo

A new report suggests policies that support investments in cleaner sources of energy can bring economic opportunities to Ohio. (Renovus Solar/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Businesses around Ohio, including major car manufacturers and specialty coffee roasters, say they are feeling the effects of a changing climate. According to a new report from the advocacy group Business Forward, volatile weather has entrepreneurs, executives, investors and

There are 61 transit systems in Ohio serving an estimated 3 million people each weekday. (Raymond Wambsgam/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio transit systems have a sweet Valentine's Day gift for their riders. The Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) has deemed today "Ohio Loves Transit Day," a new observance to acknowledge the vital role of transit in the state and encourage ridership. Katherine Manni

One in four people will be age 65 or older by the year 2050. (Vee/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – We're living in an aging nation, and a growing number of Ohio cities are stepping up to address the needs of older populations. According to Census Bureau data, every day in the United States nearly 10,000 people turn 65, and the percentage of people age 65 and older will do

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