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PNS Daily Newscast - January 20, 2020 


Virginia declares a state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally as the nation pauses to celebrate MLK Day.

2020Talks - January 20, 2020 


The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

About 1 in 5 people in a BBB Give.org survey said they highly trust charities. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Be generous with your pocketbook, but also be wise - that's the advice of the Ohio Attorney General's Office on Giving Tuesday. Spokesman David O'Neil said while charities use the annual observance to seek support from donors, scammers may also be trying to compete for contr

About 20% of Ohioans live in a rural community. A new report says many rural areas haven't yet returned to pre-2008 employment levels. (Mike/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Research has shown that, since the end of the Great Recession, rural areas in Ohio and other states haven't shared in the same economic recovery as metropolitan areas. But a new report suggests rural America has unique assets that shouldn't be overlooked. Senior Economist at

For each person not counted in the decennial census, Ohio loses roughly $1,200 each year for a decade. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The six-month countdown to Census Day 2020 (April 1) is officially under way, and efforts are ramping up to ensure that every Ohioan is counted. Ernestine Jackson is among the 51 people appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine for the Ohio Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. As an AA

Jeff Ruby believes just one positive connection in a kid's life can change their trajectory. (Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio-based restaurateur Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment has wined and dined celebrities and dignitaries alike, but food isn't his only passion. He's also committed to helping vulnerable youths. Ruby grew up without a father in his life, and says he was on the wr

Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017. (JohnHain/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A simple conversation could save a life - that's just one of the messages mental-health organizations are hoping to drive home during National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday. Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017, and Austin Lucas, pr

Many older adults prefer to age in place in their own home and community rather than an assisted-living facility or nursing home. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research provides insight into how Ohio communities can ensure they're capable of responding to the needs of an aging population. The Center for Community Solutions examined all the programs, services and supports available in Cleveland to older adults as they age. Rese

There are 55 Community Health Centers in Ohio that provide care to more than 800,000 people.  (sebra/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Where a person lives, works and plays can shape their overall health outcomes. And in Ohio, Community Health Centers are working to identify how social determinants may be affecting their patients. Medical staff at the centers are using a screening tool called “PRAPARE

Food pantries are just one way Ohio colleges are responding to student hunger. (Maryhere/Morquefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Colleges and universities in Ohio are exploring ways to respond to hunger on campus and break down barriers to student success. Melissa Gilbert is associate dean of Experimental Learning with The Promise House at Otterbein University, just one of roughly a dozen food pantrie

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