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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

Columbus, OH – The Statehouse will be buzzing today, as hundreds of foster children from across Ohio descend on the site for their first-ever gathering. Policymakers will have front-row seats as the youth speak out about their firsthand experiences in the foster care system and the challenges

Columbus, OH - Read the fine print before signing on the dotted line. That's the advice from several Ohio consumer groups about signature-gathering efforts for a referendum to overturn a new state law that will take effect in a few weeks. The law puts a cap or limit on "payday loan" interest rates.

Columbus, OH – We've all heard them - nasty political attack ads that seem to do nothing to convey how a candidate can handle the job he or she is seeking. In an effort to add what it calls some "common sense" to this year's campaigns, a bipartisan group in Ohio is promoting an ad scorecard.

Columbus, OH – There's a statewide effort to keep the "lights on" after hours at Ohio schools, by making after-school and summer programs available to more kids. Liz Nusken, director of the Ohio Afterschool Network, says local events around the state this spring will highlight the benefits of

Cleveland, OH – It's a dirty little secret that many hope will be openly debated by presidential candidates: Too many Americans are going hungry because their housing costs too much. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling for a federal commitment to affordable housing to help solve the prob

Columbus, OH – Ohio single-handedly produces more global warming pollution than 98 developing countries combined, according to a new report from the National Environmental Trust, released in the midst of international climate negotiations in Bali. Tom Bullock with the NET in Ohio says the sta

Columbus, OH – Yes, it really is a breath of fresh air. In the year since the state's "Smoke-Free Workplace" law was passed, it's seen a big increase in support, according to a poll released yesterday. The law passed with 58 percent of the vote last November, and in the poll conducted this mon

Columbus, OH – A year before Election Day, Ohio religious leaders have a simple message for candidates: Keep it clean. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have joined to release a petition today declaring Ohio a "Political No-Sleaze Zone," and they want candidates to sign on. Rabbi Richard

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