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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - OH: Health

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

Roughly 3% of Ohio kindergartners had an exemption for one or more of three vaccines during the 2018-2019 school year. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio law requires public school students to have an updated immunization record on file, and it's a policy that new polling shows has strong support. According to data released today by Interact for Health, eight in 10 adults in the 2019 Ohio Health Issues Poll agreed with the stat

The firearm suicide rate has increased by nearly 23% since 2005, compared with a 10% increase in firearm homicides. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research out of Ohio suggests increased access to mental health care is not the panacea to curb gun violence in the country. Motivated by the mass shooting epidemic, including an August shooting in Dayton where 10 people died in 32 seconds, researchers at The Ohio State

In Ohio, women of child-bearing age are the demographic most likely to live in poverty. Pexels/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Exactly how women are faring in Ohio varies by county, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis. In its new "Status of Women," fact-book, the Center for Community Solutions examined data from Ohio's 88 counties on women in key areas of life - including health, economic status and

One commonly prescribed drug in 2017 cost 20% more than the average amount of a person's annual Social Security income in retirement. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prescription drug price hikes have surpassed the rate of general inflation for more than a decade, according to a report just released. The research – from the AARP Public Policy Institute's "Rx Price Watch Report" series – shows that between 2006 and 2017, presc

About 58,000 more Ohioans went without health care coverage in 2018 compared to 2017. (md3d/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some researchers believe red tape might be behind the rising number of Ohioans without health-care coverage. New census data reveals Ohio's uninsured rate edged up a half-percentage point between 2017 to 2018 to 6.5% – that's about 58,000 more people without health cov

Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017. (JohnHain/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A simple conversation could save a life - that's just one of the messages mental-health organizations are hoping to drive home during National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday. Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017, and Austin Lucas, pr

The algal bloom in Lake Erie is not expected to dissipate for several more weeks. (noaa.gov)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans seeking fun on Lake Erie's waters this Labor Day weekend will be confronted with some water-quality warnings. An algae bloom continues in the lake's western basin, and measured toxin concentrations are said to be exceeding the recreational threshold. Timothy Davis &#

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