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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

Columbus, OH - According to a report released yesterday by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) of Ohio, minority children are far more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system than white children, even when they commit the same offense. State director of CDF Ronald Browder says the report sho

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