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PNS Daily Newscast - July 18, 2018 


Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side by side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: a Senate committee looks to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

Ohioans can confirm their voter registration at myohiovote.com. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio's voter-purge system, which some say means voters need to be especially vigilant about their registration status. In a 5-4 decision, justices said Ohio's method of using "failure to vote" as a basis for the removal process does no

Supporters say Issue 1 would create fair Congressional Districts that keep communities together. (M. Kuhlman)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Primary elections do not draw as many voters as the general election, but election rights groups are hopeful that is not the story for today's May Primary in Ohio. Not only will voters choose candidates for several statewide offices, including an open seat for governor, but

The Village of McComb used grant money from the AARP Community Challenge to install benches on walking paths around a reservoir. (Village of McComb)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the nation facing an aging population, many communities are examining ways to become places where people of all ages can thrive. Cities and towns in Ohio that are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work on livability projects have an opportunity to get some financial hel

Bobcats are considered an apex predator in Ohio. Bruce Washburn/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposal to allow trapping of a once-endangered species in Ohio is being called premature by researchers and wildlife groups. Just four years after bobcats were removed from the threatened species list, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the animal is making a com

AmeriCorps VISTA members work with Ohio organizations fighting poverty. (OAFB)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hundreds of folks in Ohio are serving as catalysts for change in the fight to eradicate poverty through National Service programs. Specifically in Ohio, about 1,200 people are dedicating a year of their lives as AmeriCorps VISTA members. Caitlin Ballinger is the AmeriCorps V

A Congressional redistricting bill sponsored by state Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, needs to be approved by Feb. 7 to make it on the May ballot. (Ohio Senate)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers will hear testimony Wednesday on a congressional redistricting proposal that is facing stiff opposition. Republican Sen. Matt Huffman of Lima introduced Senate Joint Resolution 5, which he says is a fair and equitable proposal that ensures districts are compac

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute is an appeal of a lower court ruling that found that Ohio violated federal law by purging voters from the rolls because of inactivity. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's "use it or lose it" method of maintaining its voter rolls will be debated before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. The high court will hear arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, an appeal of a lower court ruling that found Ohio violated federal law by pu

Early voting for 2017 is outpacing early voting in 2015, the last off-year election in Ohio. (M.Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Election Day 2017 certainly is not seeing the drama of last year's presidential race, it still is a very important election for Ohio. Secretary of State Jon Husted says many matters on the ballot can impact daily lives, including more than 1,500 local issues such as ma

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