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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - OH: Budget Policy & Priorities

Ohio schools are awaiting state guidance on safety protocols for re-opening. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What will learning look like in the fall? That's still a question without a definitive answer in Ohio as districts adjust to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a high school teacher in a rural northwest Ohio community, Holly Kimpon, president of the Genoa Area

High-speed internet has become a lifeline for older Ohioans who need access to telehealth services during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is a step closer to creating a program to help more Ohioans get online. In Ohio, 1 million people lack reliable internet connection, and 300,000 households have no internet options. To Delaware County area Representative Rick Carfagna, that's unacceptable. He called high-spee

The Ohio Poor People's Campaign is challenging poverty and systemic racism. (Becker1999/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Faith leaders in Ohio and other states are hopeful a massive action this weekend will be seen as a light in times of darkness. The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering tomorrow will unite participants against racism, war, poverty and

Ohio averages 19 tornadoes a year. (rbeard113/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's a prime time of year for flooding and tornadoes in Ohio, and a new report highlights the ways the state is fiscally prepared to respond when disaster strikes. According to findings from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ohio uses four out of five common methods used by states to e

Fast-food workers are considered essential during Ohio's stay-at-home order, yet earn a near-poverty wage. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined the livelihoods of many Ohioans. However new data reveals a significant number of Ohio workers were already were scrapping to get by. A new report shows that six of Ohio's 10 most common jobs in 2019 paid near-poverty wages. Researcher Michael

Many homeless systems lack sufficient space to isolate and quarantine clients who show symptoms of COVID-19. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is starting a new effort to focus on the collision of two public health crises: coronavirus and homelessness. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new task force that will examine how to best help homeless programs that are struggling to meet local, state and federal g

In a 2019 study, half of Ohio child welfare workers met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's child welfare agencies are grappling with historically high caseloads, and there's often not enough resources to provide timely services to children and their families. One-in-four Ohio caseworkers left his or her position in 2017, and turnover is even higher in some count

Hunger-fighting groups point out that food insecurity among Ohioans hasn't improved significantly since the end of the Great Recession. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the U.S. House and Senate in recess this week, poverty-fighting groups in Ohio are hopeful the state's congressional leaders will hear their calls to save crucial safety-net programs. The White House released its $4.8 trillion executive budget last week. Trump's budget plan w

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