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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2017 


The 27-year-old suspect who attempted to bomb the New York subway reveals his motive; also on our rundown, a look at how the GOP tax plan targets the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate; plus - 'Tis the season to get ready for tax season.

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Public News Service - OH: Housing/Homelessness

Ohio is one of the nation’s worst performers in terms of housing equity. (Jody McIntyre/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State leaders on Tuesday decided to delay a proposed Medicaid rate cut for hospitals, intended to fill a budget gap. But some researchers say there are cost drivers beyond the walls of medical buildings that could be also be examined. Loren Anthes, fellow of Medicaid policy at th

Federal proposals to change Medicaid and cut other programs could affect Ohioans in every legislative district. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Data released Wednesday sheds light on how decisions debated at the federal level might play out in Ohio. The Center for Community Solutions developed profiles of all 16 Ohio congressional districts, examining income, employment, poverty, education, housing and health coverage

Over the past 25 years, programs funded by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund have helped about 1.8 million Ohioans. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Calls are intensifying in Ohio to strengthen a key tool in fighting homelessness and housing insecurity. The Ohio Housing Trust Fund provides money to organizations, private developers and others working on affordable housing and homeless programs. The Home Matters to Ohio cam

About 300 homes have already received energy-efficiency improvements as part of Weatherize Nelsonville. (COAD)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some 340,000 Ohio households owe about $1,700 more in annual energy costs than they can afford, according to federal data on home-energy affordability gaps. During Energy Action Month in October, community organizations are educating Ohioans about Ohio's Home Weatherization

HUD says blanket bans on selling a home or renting an apartment to anyone with a criminal record is illegal discrimination. (Robb/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 16 percent of Ohioans have either a felony or misdemeanor conviction, and can face discrimination when looking for a home. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development took a step this week to help give these individuals a second chance. A new guidance released by HUD

Some voting-rights advocates say challenges to redistricting rules interfere with fair districts and fair elections. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to those fighting to ensure elections are fair. The court unanimously ruled states can draw voting districts based on counting an area's total population, not just the number of people of voting age. Catherine Turcer, policy anal

Immigrant-owned businesses are helping revive some Ohio neighborhoods. (Kailey Sherrick)<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time of controversy for refugees in the U.S., a story of acceptance in an Ohio community is coming to light. The narrative of Bhutanese grocer Naresh Subba is featured in Belt Magazine. He arrived on a student visa in 2002 and four years later, helped his family, friends and

Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio uses energy efficiency building codes. Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Mid – Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio organization is showing low-income families how going green can build self-sufficiency. As it constructs and rehabs homes, Habitat for Humanity - MidOhio is using Franklin County's AWARE building standards which focus on conservation, resource consciousness, and energy effic

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