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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - OH: Housing/Homelessness

A survey found that 537,000 Ohioans are concerned they won't be able to pay next month's rent. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the one in three Ohioans who rent their home, the gap is widening between their earnings and their housing costs. The "Out of Reach 2020" report released Tuesday said Ohio's Housing Wage -- the hourly amount a renter needs to earn to afford a basic, two-bedroom apartment -- ro

The Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court couldn't agree on the reasoning behind their ruling in favor of an unusual foreclosure process. (Lucia Walinchus)

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an unusual foreclosure process that can result in people's homes b

Many homeless systems lack sufficient space to isolate and quarantine clients who show symptoms of COVID-19. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is starting a new effort to focus on the collision of two public health crises: coronavirus and homelessness. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new task force that will examine how to best help homeless programs that are struggling to meet local, state and federal g

Elliot Feltner of Cleveland says he was devastated when a property he inherited was sold by a Board of Revision panel without his knowledge. (Eye on Ohio)

Print version by Ashton Nichols, Samantha Raudins, Lukas Udstuen and Lucia Walinchus Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, The Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Cen

About 1,500 direct jobs are supported by federal weatherization funding. (highwaystarz/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Weatherization programs in Ohio could get a federal funding boost. Last week, a U.S. House committee marked-up HB 2041, which would provide a roughly 20% increase in funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program. A Senate committee is expected to clear its version of the l

There are 55 Community Health Centers in Ohio that provide care to more than 800,000 people.  (sebra/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Where a person lives, works and plays can shape their overall health outcomes. And in Ohio, Community Health Centers are working to identify how social determinants may be affecting their patients. Medical staff at the centers are using a screening tool called “PRAPARE

In Ohio, only 43 rental units are available and affordable for every 100 households considered extremely low-income. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Housing is a foundation for living, and a new report suggests it's an unstable foundation for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. "The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, finds that 67 percent of the state's extremely low-i

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

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