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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - OH: Civic Engagement

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic

Ohio senators failed to override Gov. John Kasich's veto on a six-week abortion ban, but the measure stands a better chance of passing this year. (Progress Ohio/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With John Kasich on his way out as governor and Mike DeWine heading in, supporters of reproductive rights are gearing up for a new battle in Ohio. During his last month in office, Kasich vetoed a six-week abortion ban known as the heartbeat bill. But he signed one of the mos

More than 8 million Ohioans are registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election. (Melissa Doar/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans have some big choices to make this Election Day. Besides a statewide ballot measure, voters will decide on several statewide races, including who will be the next governor. There are also several races for seats in the U.S. House, and one of Ohio's seats in the U.S. Se

Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio program says it has produced more than $6 billion in new revenue from created jobs. (Ohio.gov)

By Emma Keating / Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration No matter who wins the governor’s race in the midterm election, experts say JobsOhio is probably here to stay. The job creation program, developed by Gov. John Kasich in 20

Without Affordable Care Act protections, health care advocates say, a hospital visit is very costly for people with pre-existing conditions. (Grafixer/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health care appears to be a hot-button issue for voters in Ohio and across the nation. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it's very important the Affordable Care Act provision protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions

The Ohio candidates for governor, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, talk about issues important to older voters in a video guide online at aarp.org/vote. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Choosing who will lead Ohio for the next four years is one of the biggest decisions for Ohioans on Election Day. And a new resource is providing useful information for voters before they cast a ballot. AARP Ohio's 2018 gubernatorial video voting guide features conversation

Democrats need to win 23 seats in the November mid-terms to regain control of the House. (U.S. House of Representatives)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A special election Tuesday in Ohio is drawing national attention as some experts say it's a bellwether for President Donald Trump. Voters will choose between Republican Troy Balderson or Democrat Danny O'Conner for the 12th Congressional District seat, left vacant by Republica

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

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