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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

Columbus, OH – Today's the 35th anniversary of the federal "Clean Water Act," and supporters say the law needs an anniversary gift from Congress in order to ensure protection for all Ohio waterways. Joan Mulhern with Earthjustice explains recent court decisions have chipped away at the water p

Columbus, OH – Police chiefs from around the Midwest are weighing in on the best ways to prevent gun violence. Springdale police chief Michael Laage helped create the new recommendations for a report released by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Among the ideas: making gun s

There's a bit of bad news in the air for Ohioans. According to a new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council, we can thank global warming for a slow but sure increase in "bad air" days in the state. Rising temperatures due to climate change will mean more hot summer days, increasing the ri

Columbus, OH - Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman is in Ohio today, to call for full health coverage for all children. She says a lot of working families are slipping through the cracks because their incomes are too high for federal health coverage, but too low to pay for their

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