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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - OH: Health Issues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is part of a "Tobacco Nation," a nickname for the dozen states where smoking rates are the highest in the country. A new report from the Truth Initiative, a group established as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, highlights the swath of contiguous sta

The Clean Power Plan calls for a 32 percent reduction in carbon pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Trump administration is making good on its promise to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a decision some groups argue could put lives at risk. Following a directed review by the president, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposal on Tuesday to resc

After failed attempts in 2013, Ohio legislators are once again trying to pass Stand Your Ground gun legislation. (Pixabay)

By Andrew Keiper Kent State-Ohio News Connection Ohio lawmakers are attempting to expand the protections for people who use deadly force to defend themselves, a move that’s stirring controversy across the state. A pair of companion bills, colloquially known as a Stand Your Ground law, would

AARP volunteers in Ohio have been educating folks about the state’s new Caregiving Act. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of AARP volunteers work across the state to help improve the lives of Ohioans age 50 and over - and the organization is now looking to fill a unique volunteer opportunity. AARP Ohio has an opening for State President, a role temporarily filled by Earl Goldhammer. He

About 1 in 5 Ohioans surveyed was not sure if he or she felt favorably or unfavorably about the health reform law. (Hamza Butt/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As renewed efforts by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act ramp up, a newly released survey reveals how some Ohioans feel about the matter. The Ohio Health Issues Poll asked respondents several questions about health care, including what they would like to se

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contends elected leaders need to know that the Affordable Care Act is making a difference in people's lives. (Center for American Progress/Flickr)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – She held a key leadership role during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and on Wednesday, Kathleen Sebelius stopped in her native Ohio to rally opposition to efforts to repeal the health-care legislation. The former Health and Human Services secretary spent the

New research suggests families, pediatricians and other medical providers work together to support safe infant sleep. (Caitlan Regan/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The expression, "It takes a village to raise a child," certainly rings true when it comes to infant sleep safety. Since 1994, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that babies sleep on their backs to avoid the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, a new survey

Since 2010, Ohio has received $13M in EPA grants for Cuyahoga River projects. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio residents and environmental experts are holding a panel discussion at the Center of Science and Industry Tuesday on the impact of proposed cuts to the EPA. Experts are concerned that reduced funding combined with rolling back regulations for clean air and water would unde

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