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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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As a farmer, educator and social-justice advocate, Onika Abraham says organic practices are rooted in past generations, from all walks of life and across the globe. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A premiere gathering for sustainable farmers, backyard growers and local food enthusiasts in Ohio marks a key milestone this year by elevating the historic injustices in agriculture, and exploring ways to a more diverse path for the future. Director of Farm School NYC Onika

Researchers say segregation in Cleveland is a result of decades of discriminatory policy decisions<br />and disinvestment in areas populated primarily by African-Americans. (Eric Drost/Flickr)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A person's ZIP code can be a determining factor in life outcomes, and a new analysis examines the impacts of structural segregation in one of Ohio's largest cities. With more than 388,000 residents, Cleveland is Ohio's second-most populous city. It's also ranked by Census d

Supporters of the Pastor Protection Act contend it's needed to prevent tension and lawsuits regarding same-sex marriage. (qimono/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Controversial legislation in Ohio known as the Pastor Protection Act is making its way closer to the governor's desk. A Senate committee could schedule a vote this week on House Bill 36, which would protect the right of clergy members to refuse to perform weddings that viol

Opponents argue that anti-protest legislation in Ohio would impede the rights of citizens. terimakashi0/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a packed house Wednesday at an Ohio Senate committee hearing on a bill that could silence a form of free speech. Senate Bill 250 would tighten the state's laws regarding trespassing and property damage involving oil and gas pipelines, and other industrial infrastru

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

Ohio has the fourth highest prison population in the United States. (Lisa Pasquinelli Rickey/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's adult prison population last year fell below 50,000 for the first time in four years, but the correctional system still is bursting at the seams. Currently at 130 percent capacity, Ohio has the fourth highest prison population in the country. Stephen JohnsonGrove, d

According to state data, more than 14,000 Ohioans were victims of firearm-related crime in 2016. (Pixabay)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – While folks in Cincinnati still are reeling in the wake of last week's mass shooting, experts will gather today in Cleveland for a forum on "How to Reduce Gun Violence." Voices from the Statehouse, law enforcement and research institutions will examine the scope of the probl

Nearly 150 people were detained in two Ohio immigration raids this month. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

CINCINNATI — Stories of children being forcibly separated from their parents are adding fuel to the fire for advocacy groups in Ohio already fighting for the rights of immigrants. After widespread outrage over separations along the southern U.S. border, GOP leaders vowed to end the practice.

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