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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - OH: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Young people in Ohio are joining the growing number of voices pushing to revamp policies surrounding sex education and access to contraception. Today, testimony will be heard in the state House Education Committee on HB 316, called the Act for Our Children's Future, which would requ

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Being a woman is hardly a shopping advantage when it comes to health coverage. A new study from the National Women's Law Center finds health insurers often treat being female like a pre-existing condition, setting premium prices much higher for women in states that don't have laws a

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While new legislation at the Ohio Statehouse is intended to prevent teenage pregnancies, some say it will benefit the state's children as well. The "Ohio Prevention First Act" requires that insurance companies cover prescription birth control if they cover other prescriptions. It wo

Cincinnati – A sexy virtual persona is not just an innocent way to fit in with the "cool" crowd. It can lead to risky behavior in teenage girls. A new study finds that teens who portray themselves in a provocative way online are more likely to receive online sexual advances and then meet the s

Columbus, OH - Thousands of Ohio teens take on the tough role of being parents each year, after unexpected pregnancies. Today is the Seventh Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and children's organizations in Ohio are hoping to focus the attention of teenagers on the importance of delayin

Columbus, OH - There's good news and bad news in the new Ohio Kids Count 2008 Data Book. The annual barometer of child wellbeing in Ohio cites some improvements in the areas of education and safety, as well as an increase in graduation rates for black students, and a drop in the number of kids who e

Columbus, OH - It's report card time for Ohio's babies. An Annie E. Casey Foundation study released today tracks statistics related to the health of infants and finds 97 percent of Ohio moms get timely prenatal care. Ohio Kids Count project director Barbara Turpin says that improves the likelihood o

Cleveland, OH – A lot of parents shy away from talking to kids about sex, and that can cause trouble during the teenage years, according to Unitarian minister Debra Haffner. Director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, Reverend Haffner explains age-appropriate

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