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PNS Daily Newscast - April 10, 2020 


The week ends with the story that has dominated the news for a month now, including the impact of COVID-19 on domestic violence, child abuse and more.

2020Talks - April 10, 2020 


Today's the deadline for ballots to be returned to the Alaska Democratic Party office in Anchorage. They're using using vote-by-mail to try and expand the electorate -- but the system alone does have some limitations.

Public News Service - OH: Environment

Heavy wave action, combined with Lake Erie's already high water level, continues to threaten the shoreline. (USACE/Flickr)

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, certainly didn't apply to Lake Erie this year. Record high water levels in February and early March did not back down, and the month ended with Lake Erie roughly 573-feet above sea level. That's about two to

Toxic algae from Lake Erie contaminated Toledo's water supply in 2014. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After past attempts to gut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Trump administration's new budget plan funds the program at current levels. But some advocacy groups note that support is undermined by drastic cuts to other core clean water programs. President

Researcher Laura Lengnick, left, says warmer winters followed by late freezes are impacting fruit crops such as grapes. (Lengnick)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Without a sustained cold snap yet this winter, Ohio again is experiencing an unseasonable season. And an agricultural researcher says these unconventional weather patterns and other impacts of climate change are threatening the future of the food system. Soil scientist and educ

Does Senate Bill 33 chill free speech or protect public safety? (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio House committee could vote today to approve so-called "anti-protest" legislation. The House Public Utilities Committee is holding its seventh hearing on Senate Bill 33, which would increase penalties for those who physically damage or tamper with critical infrastruct

People can learn about how agriculture can be part of the solution to the climate crisis at OEFFA's 41st annual conference. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After a planting season plagued by extreme weather, Ohio farmers now have an opportunity to better explore the concept of agricultural resiliency at an upcoming event. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 2020 Conference, a three-day event i

By Lucia Walinchus Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration In June 1969, a Time Magazine article garnered national attention when it brought to light the water quality conditions i

Ohio's farmers were challenged by an unusually wet spring. (Christian Collins/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers are all too familiar with the impact of climate change, and a new report highlights the urgent need to help growers and producers build resilient operations. According to the findings from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the U.S. agricultural pro

Several Ohio communities have ordinances banning or imposing a tax on the use of single-use plastic bags and containers. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The plastic bag ban debate is once again heating up in Ohio. A state Senate committee held its first hearing Wednesday on SB 222, which would preempt local governments from banning or taxing single-use plastic bags. Cuyahoga County passed such a ban that goes into effect J

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