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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

Weatherization crews in Ohio use energy audits and diagnostic equipment to identify ways to improve a home's energy use. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The comfort level of Ohio homes will be put to the test as the first major cold front of the season moves into the region. And thousands of homes are much more energy efficient thanks to the Weatherization Assistance Program. Weatherization Day events were held throughout

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

Historic rains across Ohio this spring resulted in a record number of unplanted acres and late planting, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. (Adobe stock)

LIMA, Ohio — Ohio farmers looking for relief for lost crops due to extensive flooding this year can now apply for disaster aid from the Department of Agriculture. Sen. Sherrod Brown pushed for the funds after the Ohio Farm Bureau announced 2019 was the worst planting season since the 1970s.

Energy-efficiency jobs account for 24% of all energy jobs in Ohio. (Auremar/AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Energy-efficiency jobs are booming in Ohio, and the pace is not expected to slow any time soon. According to a report released Monday, Ohio added more than 2,000 energy-efficiency jobs in 2018. That's a nearly 5% increase - compared with the overall state employment growth

In 2019, Ohio remains 28,000 jobs below employment levels in early 2000. (monkeybusiness/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual examination of the health of Ohio's workforce reveals that for the most part, workers aren't faring as well as they should be. According to the "State of Working Ohio 2019" report, median hourly wages are up about $1.50 an hour since 2011, when adjusted for inflati

Nearly 220,000 people in the Greater Cleveland area live in poverty. A new survey confirms many have to choose between buying food or paying for utilities, transportation or housing. (Adobe Stock)

CLEVELAND – More than half of Cleveland residents living at or below the poverty line say they can't get enough hours at work, or aren't making enough money to buy food and pay for transportation, child care and doctor visits, according to a new survey. Cleveland remains one of the poorest c

Ohio ranks 14th-worst nationally for its gender pay gap. (ink drop/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Procter & Gamble called on the U.S. Soccer Federation to be "the strength on the right side of history" in the fight for equal pay. Some policy groups are encouraging the Ohio-based company to act on its own advice. P&G announced a $529,000 donation to the U.S. Women's Soccer

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

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