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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

Roughly 460,000 voters were removed from Ohio's rolls in 2019, primarily due to inactivity. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For Ohioans, an important deadline for the 2020 election is here. Today (Tues., Feb. 18) is the final day to register for Ohio's March 17 primary election, when voters will narrow the field of candidates on the November ballot for the presidential race, as well as the state's 16 co

Nearly 80,000 people have signed an online petition protesting changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rural areas of Ohio and other states could bear the brunt of upcoming changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. An estimated 45,000 Ohioans are at risk of losing food assistance in April when a new Trump administration rule goes into effect tightening the work requir

Does Senate Bill 33 chill free speech or protect public safety? (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio House committee could vote today to approve so-called "anti-protest" legislation. The House Public Utilities Committee is holding its seventh hearing on Senate Bill 33, which would increase penalties for those who physically damage or tamper with critical infrastruct

The percentage of female veterans is expected to increase from about 9% to 16% by 2042. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Veterans Day parades, ceremonies and service projects are taking place across the state to honor those who have served. And some of Ohio's so-called invisible veterans may soon have their own observance. A bill on Gov. Mike Dewine's desk would designate June 12 as Women Vetera

Nearly half of 18-to-30-year-olds in a new poll say they believe the country is off track, and that the influence of 'fake news' is a real concern. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With just over a year before the 2020 presidential election, a new survey reveals the major issues of concern for two generations of young Americans. According to research from the Cause and Social Influence Initiative, Gen Z and Millennials say social causes and movements t

Groups opposed to House Bill 6 need more than 265,000 signatures to get a referendum on the ballot in 2020. (distell2610/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans who want voters to decide the future of a new clean-energy law soon will know if their efforts are fruitful. Today is the deadline for opponents of House Bill 6 to submit the signatures needed to get a referendum on the November 2020 ballot. The controversial bill wa

Ohioans are encouraged to review their voter registration status on the Secretary of State's website this month. (NatalieMayor/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After scoring a victory in court, the Ohio Secretary of State's Office is expected to follow through on a massive voter registration purge today. The purge is happening despite discovering mistakes on the list, released by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, of roughly 235,000

Many Ohio counties will be adopting new voting machines in 2019 and 2020. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are concerns that a last-minute addition to Ohio's new state biennial budget could threaten democracy. Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 166 on Thursday, which includes a provision to reduce the minimum number of workers at multi-precinct polling locations on Election

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