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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

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

FERC is accepting public comment on its environmental assessment of The Buckeye Xpress pipeline project. (FERC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite an agreeable review from regulators, some Ohio residents and organizations still object to a proposed pipeline expansion. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking public comment on its environmental assessment for the Buckeye XPress project, which involves th

Opposition is mounting against an Ohio energy bill that opponents say would result in higher electric bills for customers. (Pexels/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The debate over an Ohio bill deemed a "nuclear bailout" by opponents is intensifying, with some advocates saying it would hurt the pocketbooks of older adults. Lawmakers with the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee are expected to discuss the future of H.B. 6

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