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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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Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1977 ruling that found unions can collect fees for non-political work that benefits all workers. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision Wednesday that will likely deliver a financial blow to public employee unions – and some groups say Ohio working families also will suffer. In a 5-to-4 vote, the high court ruled that non-union workers can't be forced to pa

Some military experts say clean energy creates an opportunity for the United States to enhance relationships with other countries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top retired military brass stopped in Ohio this week to encourage continued innovations in advanced energy technologies in both the state and the country. Retired Vice Adm. Lee Gunn was among those meeting with business and political leaders in Cleveland to discuss why Ameri

Researchers say some policy provisions are making it difficult for Ohio to embrace clean energy opportunities. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report paints a picture of what a prosperous energy future could mean for the Buckeye State. The research released Tuesday was drawn from the insight and experiences of leaders in the areas of business, politics, labor, education and research. The Great Lakes Energy

Nearly 1.5 million Ohioans rely on SNAP assistance to purchase food. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Historic changes to one of the nation's foremost anti-hunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives' version of the 2018 Farm Bill is expected to move swiftly through the House, which is

Nearly 36,000 Ohioans risk losing health care coverage under a Medicaid work requirement proposal. <br />(franchise opportunities/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite being employed, some Ohioans could lose health care coverage if the state implements a Medicaid work requirement. The Kasich administration plans to ask for federal approval to add job requirements for able-bodied adults covered through the state's Medicaid expansion

Over the past five decades, the gender wage gap has only narrowed by about 18 cents. (katrinaelsi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It takes women about 15 months to earn what men earn in 12, although pay inequality is not the only discrepancy Ohio women face in the workplace. Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2018 women would need to work order to make the same amount men did in 2017. Data

The Working People's Day of Action is calling for equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools and vibrant communities. (Matt Baran/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds, possibly thousands of Ohio workers will join others from around the country on Saturday for rallies they say are meant to defend the American dream. On the "Working People's Day of Action," they're calling for equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools

In 2017, The Ohio Benefit Bank helped people prepare more than 60,000 federal, state and local tax returns. (401(k) 2012/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The tax filing season officially begins Monday and Ohioans who need help crunching the numbers may qualify for free assistance. The Ohio Benefit Bank offers free online and in-person tax-prep services for married couples filing jointly with annual incomes up to $95,000, and

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