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PNS Daily Newscast - July 17, 2018 


Trump says he is not buying U.S. intelligence as he meets with Putin. Also on the rundown: as harvest nears, farmers speak out on tariffs; immigrant advocates say families should not be kept in cages; and a call for a deeper dive into the Lake Erie algae troubles.

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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

Nearly 150 people were detained in two Ohio immigration raids this month. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

CINCINNATI — Stories of children being forcibly separated from their parents are adding fuel to the fire for advocacy groups in Ohio already fighting for the rights of immigrants. After widespread outrage over separations along the southern U.S. border, GOP leaders vowed to end the practice.

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

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

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (L) and Youngstown Mayor Jamael

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Immigration is a hot topic for the hundreds of mayors – including nine from Ohio – in Washington, D.C. this week for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Congress faces a March 5 deadline to pass a permanent congressional solution for Deferred Act

More than 30 states have enacted legislation that addresses the sharing of private images. (Pro Juventue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Senate will soon take up the issue of so-called revenge porn. Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, said he will introduce legislation that will provide a pathway for civil action for those whose nude or sexually explicit photos are posted online without their consent.

In Ohio, 375 human trafficking cases were reported in 2016. (Kiran Foster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in Ohio say they are more committed than ever to ending it. Ohio ranks fourth among states for calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 375 trafficking cases reported in 2016. State

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is an appeal of a lower court ruling that found that Ohio violated federal law by purging voters from the rolls because of inactivity. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's "use it or lose it" method of maintaining its voter rolls will be debated before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. The high court will hear arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, an appeal of a lower court ruling that found Ohio violated federal law by pu

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