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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 2, 2020 


Richmond, Virginia joins other states removing its Confederate monuments, despite ardent resistance from the president. Plus, Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Pentagon spending bill requiring campaigns to report foreign help.

Public News Service - OH: Senior

Toxic algae is an annual problem in the western basin of Lake Erie. (NOAA/Flickr)

By Alicia Krynock/Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Clarification - 6:54 p.m. EST, May 20, 2020 - Changes "Pause" to "Policy" in headline to reflect that Ohio EPA slowed down enforcement but did not officially stop it. As st

AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Associates provide support to child nutrition programs in Ohio during the summer months. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to help contribute to the solution. The AmeriCorps VISTA program is looking for associates to assist with the summer meal program for children, as well as its year-long service program. The Ohio Association of Foodb

Ohio's secretary of state says about 25% of voters routinely vote by absentee ballot. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- March 17 has passed, but Ohio's 2020 presidential primary is not over. Because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the closure of polling locations, Ohioans now can vote by mail until April 28. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the state already has a convenien

AARP Ohio volunteers are making friendly phone calls to fellow Ohioans who might feel isolated. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Feeling cut off from the outside world can be depressing and lonely, especially for older Ohioans, but social distancing doesn't have to mean social disconnecting. With Ohio under a stay-at-home order and senior centers closed, AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen recommends ma

Supporters of block granting Medicaid contend it would save costs and give states flexibility. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Trump administration is calling it the "Healthy Adult Opportunity," but health care advocates contend the new plan to revamp Medicaid is the same old story. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday is expected to release a block grant plan for Medicaid that

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is the only museum in the U.S. honoring veterans from all service branches and eras of conflict. (Antony-22/Creative Commons)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and in Ohio, hundreds of people are expected at a special event honoring all Ohioans who have served their country. Since it opened in late 2018, AARP central Ohio lead volunteer Ernestine Jackson has been sp

For each person not counted in the decennial census, Ohio loses roughly $1,200 each year for a decade. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The six-month countdown to Census Day 2020 (April 1) is officially under way, and efforts are ramping up to ensure that every Ohioan is counted. Ernestine Jackson is among the 51 people appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine for the Ohio Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. As an AA

One commonly prescribed drug in 2017 cost 20% more than the average amount of a person's annual Social Security income in retirement. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prescription drug price hikes have surpassed the rate of general inflation for more than a decade, according to a report just released. The research – from the AARP Public Policy Institute's "Rx Price Watch Report" series – shows that between 2006 and 2017, presc

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