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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

About 45 percent of Americans know someone who has had a blood transfusion. (Howard Lake/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the busy July 4 holiday week over, emergency officials are hoping Ohioans have some time to help save lives in their community. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for eligible blood donors as donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming

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

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

The Ravenna-Phoenix Block is among areas that have been rehabilitated thanks in part to the Federal Historic Tax Credit. (Ohio Redevelopment Project/Flickr)

By Anna Huntsman/Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration. Over the loud protests of preservation groups, Congress has repealed one tax credit for historic building restoration and changed the terms of another, sparking uncertainty about the

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

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helped restore 2,500 acres of marsh and 600 acres of wetlands in the Mentor Marsh along Lake Erie's shoreline. (Erik Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lake Erie can't speak for itself, so dozens of Ohioans will be its voice this week on Capitol Hill. They join hundreds from around the country to promote the importance of programs that keep the Great Lakes healthy and drinking water safe. There are proposals for massive fu

There are 61 transit systems in Ohio serving an estimated 3 million people each weekday. (Raymond Wambsgam/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio transit systems have a sweet Valentine's Day gift for their riders. The Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) has deemed today "Ohio Loves Transit Day," a new observance to acknowledge the vital role of transit in the state and encourage ridership. Katherine Manni

Opponents of an Ohio bill to make wearing a mask at protests illegal say it's a tool against left-leaning activist groups. (michael_swan/Flickr)

By Cameron Gorman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio – Supporters of a new bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives want to more broadly criminalize the wearing of masks in public — a move which some see as encroaching on the ri

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