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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - OH: Women's

The state legislature added $1 million to the Ohio budget for domestic-violence services. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins today, and advocates are gathering at the Ohio statehouse to reflect on progress made to help survivors while remembering lives lost. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network is honoring Rep. Laura Lanese, R-Grove City, with the Croucher Fa

Sojourner Truth was in Ohio when she delivered one of the most important women's rights speeches in American history. (Ohio History Connection)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 99 years since American women gained the right to vote – a milestone achieved thanks in part to the dedication of many Ohioans. Women's Equality Day is celebrated on Aug. 26 each year to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Cons

Will heartbeat bills force the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine Roe v. Wade? (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reproductive- and civil-rights organizations are hoping to strike a final blow against Ohio's so-called "Heartbeat Bill." Senate Bill 23 bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically is around six weeks of pregnancy. The law was temporarily blocked from go

Ohio ranks 14th-worst nationally for its gender pay gap. (ink drop/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Procter & Gamble called on the U.S. Soccer Federation to be "the strength on the right side of history" in the fight for equal pay. Some policy groups are encouraging the Ohio-based company to act on its own advice. P&G announced a $529,000 donation to the U.S. Women's Soccer

When a man dates a woman who already has children, experts say, it's a package deal.<br />(phillipneho/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It takes a strong man to be a gentle man – that's the message an Ohio community is spreading in hopes of protecting little ones from harm. After three local children died in separate incidents of abuse at the hands of a mother's boyfriend, Lucas County Children Service

Ohio lawmakers must approve a biennial budget by June 30. (Aryeh Alex/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As work continues this week on Ohio's budget, there are calls for lawmakers to prioritize funding to support Ohioans in crisis. The Senate Finance Committee holds its fourth public hearing Tuesday on the two-year spending plan due June 30. Additional money for mental healt

Standardized compassionate care practices are being used to help babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome in Ohio. (Chris Sternal-Johnson/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A statewide effort to improve the care of innocent victims of Ohio's opioid epidemic is showing positive results. The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative is aiming for better birth outcomes and fewer preterm births – Ohio's leading cause of infant mortality. More t

Opponents of Ohio's so-called Heartbeat Bill say many women don't realize they are pregnant until after six weeks. (Johannes Jander/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio now has one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the United States. Senate Bill 23, the so-called "Heartbeat Bill," prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which is about six weeks. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine quickly signed the bill on Thursda

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