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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - OH: Criminal Justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lawmakers, clergy members, young adults and community leaders are gathering in Columbus today as part of National Adoption Awareness Month to draw attention to the number of children without a permanent home. Nearly 3,000 children in Ohio are waiting to be adopted, and each year mo

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's new budget is receiving a new analysis - from the perspective of the state's nearly 3 million children. "Children's Regional Briefings" have been scheduled around the state in the coming weeks to go over budget line items including education, health care and nutrition, says

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Children's advocates in Ohio are outraged over a provision slipped into legislation in the state Senate. Sen. Timothy Grendell, R-Chester, has added new rules for some foster youth into a bill that also includes adult sentencing and juvenile-justice reforms. House Bill 86 now says

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's not just a civil rights issue, it's a matter that some experts say is a drain on Ohio's economy. More than 2 million individuals in the state with felony or misdemeanor convictions face over 900 collateral sanctions that prevent them from getting a job. The executive directo

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Governor John Kasich's proposal to sell five state-owned prisons may not save Ohio the money that some expect. Since the first private prisons were opened here in 2000, Ohio law has required that any private operator produce savings of at least five percent compared to what it would

COLUMBUS, Ohio - According to the National Center for Juvenile Justice, Ohio detains youth at a rate higher than most states, and a majority are there for non-violent offenses or technical violations. However, Ohio has recently revamped parts of its juvenile justice system, and now there's a call to

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Are they too lenient, or too tough on gun owners? Opinions about Ohio's firearms laws run the gamut. But on Sunday, another prayer vigil was held in Ohio. The monthly gatherings, now held in Columbus and Toledo, honor the memories of people who die in shootings. The Ohio Coalition

COLUMBUS, Ohio - "Abuse, neglect and dependency" are the current categories used by investigators in child protection cases in Ohio. All too often, however, the circumstances of those cases are not that black or white. Greg Kapcar, assistant legislative director with the Public Children Services A

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