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No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

Some 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food will be available to be transferred to the next generation of farmers. (Travis Wise/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Accessing land is one of the biggest hurdles for farmers who are just starting out, and a new bill in Ohio aims to help. An estimated 100 million acres of current land used to grow our food is expected to be up for grabs in coming years as the current generation of farmers i

Women on average earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. (@andreyyalansky/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Monday was April Fool's Day, but an observance today is no joke to working women in Ohio and across the U.S. April 2 marks Equal Pay Day, the date on the calendar representing how far into 2019 a woman has to work to earn the equivalent of a man's wages in 2018. According to

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

An estimated 27,000 professional social workers in Ohio assist those in need. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Those who provide comfort and protection for Ohioans in crisis say they need more support in their efforts. March is National Professional Social Work Month, and in Ohio there are more than 27,000 social workers providing assistance in schools, hospitals, mental health facil

Some policy experts say some Ohio's minimum wage earners struggle to cover the cost of living. (@opkirilka/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's minimum wage workers are earning 25 cents more per hour this year than last, but some lawmakers and policy analysts contend $8.55 an hour still isn’t enough. A 2006 ballot measure set Ohio's minimum hourly wage at $6.85 and indexed it to inflation. But Michael

Some policy analysts maintain more transparency is needed about the effectiveness of the Ohio Benefits online portal. (benefits.oh.gov)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With efficiency in mind, Ohio recently modernized the enrollment process for some public assistance programs. However, a new examination of the process by The Center for Community Solutions has uncovered some problems. Instead of working with community assisters to submit

Elizabeth Henderson, who is speaking at a conference in Ohio, was instrumental in creating food justice certification labeling. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Henderson)

DAYTON, Ohio — Healthy food and justice for all need to be united in order to create a food system worth sustaining, according to an organic farmer who pioneered the community-supported agriculture model. At an upcoming event in Ohio, Elizabeth Henderson will speak about agrarian justice, wh

Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio program says it has produced more than $6 billion in new revenue from created jobs. (Ohio.gov)

By Emma Keating / Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration No matter who wins the governor’s race in the midterm election, experts say JobsOhio is probably here to stay. The job creation program, developed by Gov. John Kasich in 20

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