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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

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

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