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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - OH: Consumer Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1977 ruling that found unions can collect fees for non-political work that benefits all workers. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision Wednesday that will likely deliver a financial blow to public employee unions – and some groups say Ohio working families also will suffer. In a 5-to-4 vote, the high court ruled that non-union workers can't be forced to pa

The design of new labels for genetically engineered foods is being questioned for appearing too biased, and not value-neutral. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some food and farming groups are scratching their heads over proposed labels for genetically engineered foods. The long-awaited labels released by the United States Department of Agriculture stem from a 2016 federal law requiring the disclosure of foods produced using geneti

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman while they attended Glenville High School in Cleveland in the 1930s. (Dimple Monkey/Flickr)

By ANNA HUNTSMAN Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a “super” state holiday! A bill in an Ohio Senate committee could designate June 12 as Superman Day in Ohio, likely beginning in 2019. The holiday woul

Some military experts say clean energy creates an opportunity for the United States to enhance relationships with other countries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top retired military brass stopped in Ohio this week to encourage continued innovations in advanced energy technologies in both the state and the country. Retired Vice Adm. Lee Gunn was among those meeting with business and political leaders in Cleveland to discuss why Ameri

Researchers say some policy provisions are making it difficult for Ohio to embrace clean energy opportunities. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report paints a picture of what a prosperous energy future could mean for the Buckeye State. The research released Tuesday was drawn from the insight and experiences of leaders in the areas of business, politics, labor, education and research. The Great Lakes Energy

Mark Williams will give an overview of mechanical and cultural controls used on his organic farm during a summer tour series. (Mark Williams)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than two dozen growers and producers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan will be pulling back the curtain this summer to give the public a behind the scenes look at sustainable agriculture in action. The 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series is open to an

Opponents say rolling back net neutrality would allow Internet providers to create fast lanes for their content and slow lanes for websites that couldn't pay. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new gauntlet has been thrown down in the fight for a free and open Internet. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52 to 47 to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s recent move to roll back net-neutrality rules finalized under the Obama administration. The reve

Nearly 36,000 Ohioans risk losing health care coverage under a Medicaid work requirement proposal. <br />(franchise opportunities/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite being employed, some Ohioans could lose health care coverage if the state implements a Medicaid work requirement. The Kasich administration plans to ask for federal approval to add job requirements for able-bodied adults covered through the state's Medicaid expansion

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