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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - OH: Children's Issues

Children in nine Ohio counties receive food during the summer through the state's Rural Summer Food Program. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – People are working throughout Ohio in programs to ensure children don't go hungry during the summer. It's estimated that one in five Ohio children struggles with hunger, and the Summer Food Service Program has nearly 1,500 sites serving free, healthy meals to children up to

Ohio has about 7,200 licensed foster homes. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On any given day, more than 16,000 children are in the foster care system in Ohio. And during Foster Care Month in May, the thousands of Ohioans who open their hearts and homes to kids in crisis are being celebrated. As a foster parent in Montgomery County, Michelle Tedford

A major revision to school district transportation funding affects more than half of Ohio’s more than 600 school districts. (Ben Orner)

By Ben Orner/ Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Every school day at the Acomb household begins with a chaotic morning. Mike and Lindsay have four children – ages 6, 8, 10 and 12 – who need to catch multiple buses every mo

Many preschool-aged children spend four and a half hours or more using a screen each day. (Nadine Doerle/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spending time without phones, tablets, televisions and video games may be challenging, but experts say it's an endeavor worth pursuing. April 30-May 6 is Screen-Free Week, an annual event encouraging families to rediscover life outside the digital world. Not only is too much

If current trends continue, more than 20,000 Ohio kids are expected to need foster care in 2020. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the gubernatorial primary just a month away, children's advocates in Ohio have a message for the candidates: it's time to "Foster Hope for Ohio's Children." That's the name of a set of policy recommendations released by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio that cal

Nearly half of homes in Ohio with children have a firearm. (M&R Glasgow/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio — There is a loaded, unlocked firearm in nearly one-in-ten Ohio homes, according to newly released data on gun safety practices in the Buckeye State. In an Ohio Health Issues Poll, 42 percent of adults said they had a gun in or around their home, an increase from 36 percent

Social workers, like Tee Taylor of Lorain County Children's Services, help pick up the pieces when families are torn apart. (Patti-Jo Burnett)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Social workers dedicate their time and energy to helping make the country a better place to live, and in Ohio, more than 9,000 focus that time and energy on children and families. This is National Social Work Month, and agencies around the Buckeye State are highlighting the v

In Ohio, 375 human trafficking cases were reported in 2016. (Kiran Foster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in Ohio say they are more committed than ever to ending it. Ohio ranks fourth among states for calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 375 trafficking cases reported in 2016. State

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