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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - OH: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Bars of soap aimed at human trafficking prevention will be distributed to hotels during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (M. Kuhlman)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some 50,000 people are expected to converge on Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July. And among those who will not be there for political reasons are people who sell others for sex. Theresa Flores was trafficked as a teen and as a survivor founded S.O.A.P. o

An address confidentiality bill could protect survivors of abuse from being harassed or stalked. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill under consideration at the Statehouse could help ease some of the fears felt by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. House Bill 359 would establish a voluntary program that would create a confidential address for them which, according to Nancy Neylon, executive

Ohioans are encouraged to wear blue to show support for child-abuse prevention. (PCSAO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Child abuse and neglect typically happen behind closed doors, and on Wear Blue Day, child-welfare organizations in Ohio are bringing such abuse into the light. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 27,000 Ohio children were

An Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's ability to prosecute cases based on testing its backlog of thousands of rape kits. (Analogue Kid/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's initiative to clear the backlog of untested rape kits. The state is appealing a decision by the Eighth District Court of Appeals in the case of Demetrius Jones. The appeals court had dismissed his rape and kidnapping charges beca

Research shows current policing practices can impact the mental health and well-being of both the public and police. (Seeman/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohio leaders look to improve police-community relations, a new report offers insight into the mental and emotional health impacts caused by current policing practices. The research released by health and criminal justice groups included a survey from 470 residents from neighborh

PHOTO: During Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, experts are educating people about the signs of child abuse and neglect, and promoting prevention. Photo credit: SHRRC/Flickr.

CINCINNATI - Child abuse is a public-health crisis impacting Ohio children at alarming rates, experts say. According to state data, child welfare agencies investigated 80,000 cases of suspected child abuse or neglect in 2014 and 12,000 were substantiated. Prevention is critical, said Dr. Robert Sh

PHOTO: Experts say the Super Bowl is the largest event in terms of human trafficking in the country. In Ohio, efforts have intensified to crack down on offenders and help victims. Photo courtesy Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Super Bowl is said by some to be the largest event in terms of human trafficking, but it's a crime that takes place year-round in all states, including Ohio. Federal and state officials say human trafficking is a growing problem, but pinning down exact numbers is difficult beca

PHOTO: Teresa Matthews of Ohio is being honored for her work to prevent sexual violence and help survivors. Credit: Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Assault.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One-in-five women has reported being raped in her lifetime, and more than 40 percent of Ohio women are victims of other types of sexual assault. An Ohio woman is being honored for her work to help survivors and prevent sexual violence. Teresa Matthews is a witness victim c

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