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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 

Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.

2020Talks - August 13, 2020 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

Cleveland, OH – It's a dirty little secret that many hope will be openly debated by presidential candidates: Too many Americans are going hungry because their housing costs too much. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling for a federal commitment to affordable housing to help solve the prob

Columbus, OH – Ohio kids in poverty are staying in poverty, according to the new Ohio "Kids Count" report released today. The annual report tracks children's well-being in a number of areas, including health, education, and financial security. Barbara Turpin is the Kids Count director for th

Columbus, OH – As Ohioans' thoughts turn to Thanksgiving meals, many are facing a tough choice this winter: "heat or eat." Today, some of the state's nonprofit groups are calling for a return to strong utility regulation to help tackle the problem. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Associatio

Columbus, OH – According to a report released today, Ohio can create thousands of manufacturing jobs in alternative energy production by boosting investment in its "Advanced Energy Fund." Report author Amanda Woodrum explains why the fund is good for Ohio. "It could be used to retrain Ohio's

Columbus, OH – This week, the state is making sure the heat is on for Ohio residents. "Winter reconnect orders" start today, and Tonja Stewart with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says it's a chance to restore utility service for Ohioans who have had their utilities cut off, or are at

Columbus, OH – The American Cancer Society is kicking off a campaign to ensure all Americans are able to receive quality health coverage, by focusing its outreach budget on those who don't have health insurance. Tracy Sabetta with the group's Ohio office says cancer research has led to great i

Columbus, OH – Big decisions are expected on health coverage for Ohio's children and for those receiving Medicare coverage. Luke Russell with AARP in Ohio says one proposal, already passed by the U.S. House, would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), a fede

Columbus, OH - Housing advocates are meeting with state lawmakers today, and they say the legislature can help homeless people get a roof over their heads by "lifting the cap" on the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. Fifteen million dollars intended for housing assistance is siphoned into the state's genera

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