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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

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

Nineteen Ohio counties will be focus areas as part of a national effort to address the opioid epidemic. (NIH)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is among four states taking part in an ambitious effort to stem the tide of the opioid crisis. The state is receiving nearly $70 million in federal funding for The HEALing Communities Study aimed at reducing overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years. A coalition

Several Ohio counties deemed at-risk for HIV outbreaks do not have a needle exchange program. (Todd Hufflman/Creativecommons.org)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research examines the growth of syringe service programs in Ohio, and highlights the demand for continued support for them. Also known as needle exchanges, SSPs provide access to sterile needles, and safe disposal of used needles, to people who use injection drugs. Mel

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic

There's disagreement whether hot development areas such as Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati should be among 320 census tracts recommended for a new federal tax incentive program. (Hannaford/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new federal program could be a game changer for some of Ohio's poorest communities. The Opportunity Zone Program provides federal tax incentives to those who invest in businesses and properties in designated low-income, high-poverty census areas. The goal is to increase lo

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