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PNS Daily Newscast - December 7, 2018 


Democrat Dan McCready takes back his concession in the still-undecided race for Congress in North Carolina. Also, on the Friday rundown: California moves to provide Medi-Cal for undocumented immigrants, and tighter immigration enforcement might make it harder to find a Christmas tree.

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Public News Service - OH: Youth Issues

Six-in-ten Ohioans polled support a tax on e-cigarettes. (SarahJohnson1/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health groups say there's a disconnect when it comes to the harmfulness of electronic cigarettes and their usage among Ohioans. New data from the 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll shows that nearly half of Ohio adults between ages 18 to 29 have tried e-cigarettes, as well as 30 p

The Ohio START program helps parents facing addiction who are involved in the child-welfare system.  (laterjay/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The opioid crisis has left some parents struggling with addiction, resulting in an overburdened foster-care system. An innovative program is expanding in Ohio to help these parents and their children heal. Highland County is one of the first 17 counties participating in the Ohio ST

Researchers say teens often rely on their friends when they have questions about sexual and reproductive health. (Pixabay)

CLEVELAND – While having "the talk" with kids about the birds and the bees is typically a parent's duty, some researchers say comprehensive sexual-health education is also vital – and it's information some Ohio kids are missing out on. Shaina Munoz is a policy and planning associate fo

Coaches and teachers can become part of a support system for children in the foster care system. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The lives of some foster children in Ohio are becoming more stable, with a new approach to establishing permanency. Thirteen counties are using Youth Centered Permanency Roundtables to focus on improving outcomes for teens in foster care who are in long term custody and in d

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

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

When not recycled, plastic bags can litter the environment and harm wildlife. (Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Folks around Ohio spent Earth Day picking up plastic bags, bottles and litter from parks and other areas, but efforts to prevent this type of waste pollution in the first place could be hampered. Senate Bill 210 would prevent local communities from placing fees on disposable

Nearly one in three Ohio adults say they've tried an e-cigarette. (Lindsay Fox/ecigarrettereviewed.com)

CINCINNATI – The health risks of e-cigarettes are still unclear, yet a new survey finds the nicotine products are growing in popularity in Ohio. In data released by Interact for Health, about half of young adults surveyed said they had tried an e-cigarette, as did nearly 30 percent of adults

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