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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - OH: Housing/Homelessness

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

Blighted properties can divide neighborhoods and hurt property values. Credit: drummerboy/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been years since the foreclosure crisis struck, yet dilapidated and abandoned houses can still be spotted on many Ohio streets. A new report from Policy Matters Ohio says these blighted properties can divide neighborhoods and hurt property values. William Whitney, chi

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