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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Nearly 150 people were detained in two Ohio immigration raids this month. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

CINCINNATI — Stories of children being forcibly separated from their parents are adding fuel to the fire for advocacy groups in Ohio already fighting for the rights of immigrants. After widespread outrage over separations along the southern U.S. border, GOP leaders vowed to end the practice.

Bhakti Gajmer spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. He now operates Akronís Rohan Jewelers with his brother Binod. (Royzman)

By Valerie Royzman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Srijang Laoti Subba opened Family Groceries with his brother and nephew in Akron in 2011. It began solely as a family business but soon, more employees were hired to accommodate the steady flow of customers. The st

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (L) and Youngstown Mayor Jamael

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Immigration is a hot topic for the hundreds of mayors – including nine from Ohio – in Washington, D.C. this week for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Congress faces a March 5 deadline to pass a permanent congressional solution for Deferred Act

Data from the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections outlines overcrowding in Ohio jails. (Keiper)

By Andrew Keiper Kent State-Ohio News Connection Across Ohio, opioid addiction and pretrial detention stemming from unaffordable bonds have led to a dangerous jail overcrowding problem, advocates and corrections officials say. An analysis of 83 inspections of county-operated jails found that 34 pe

A new report shows 5.5 percent of workers in Ohio reported minimum-wage violations. (Grant Baldwin/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 14 percent of Ohioans live in poverty – a situation that new research suggests could be avoided for some if they weren't being cheated out of pay. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) examined reports of minimum-wage theft in the 10 most populous states, inclu

Opponents of the Pastor Protection Act are convinced it would make Ohio unwelcoming to members of the LGBT community. (mensatic/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fast-moving religious liberties bill in Ohio is spurring concern among some advocates for the state's LGBT residents. The Pastor Protection Act, House Bill 36, received its third committee hearing Tuesday, just two weeks after it was introduced. The bill says ministers or r

Gun violence prevention groups say background checks should be required for every firearm purchase. <br />(Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The violence that has plagued the country this summer is intensifying calls for action on gun reform, with dozens of Ohioans headed to Washington today for a national rally. Jennifer Thorne, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, says despite mass sho

Ohio's prisons house about 50,600 offenders, nearly the same number as five years ago. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio lawmakers are working to address problems in the state's criminal justice system, but some advocacy groups say the time for modest, incremental steps is over. Stephen Johnsongrove, deputy director for the Ohio Justice and Policy Center explains there are 50,600 people locked

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