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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

A new report shows 5.5 percent of workers in Ohio reported minimum-wage violations. (Grant Baldwin/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 14 percent of Ohioans live in poverty – a situation that new research suggests could be avoided for some if they weren't being cheated out of pay. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) examined reports of minimum-wage theft in the 10 most populous states, inclu

Enrollment since Ohio expanded its Medicaid program is nearly 2.5 times larger than the initial estimates from 2013. (Adam Avitable/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the Medicaid program faces possible changes at both the state and federal level, a new report finds the changes would be especially difficult for Ohio's rural counties. This week, Republicans in Congress are expected to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act that inc

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

Medicaid expansion in Ohio covers around 700,000 Ohioans, and Gov. Kasich's new biennial budget keeps it in place. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers will soon begin discussions on Gov. John Kasich's new two-year budget proposal, and amid the hundreds of pages of details are what some call "important investments" in health and human services. One of the most notable is the continued funding of Medicaid expans

There are geographic clusters in Ohio where poor birth outcomes are higher. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report breaks down some of the risk factors of one of the state's biggest public health challenges. Ohio has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation, with hundreds of babies dying each year. To better understand the problem, The Center for Community Solut

An estimated 880,000 Ohioans have been connected to health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. (Shutterstock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's no trick, open enrollment begins Tuesday for the fourth year of the federal health insurance marketplace. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks has trained and certified navigators, who can assist people as they review their health care coverage options. Joree Novotny, th

The PUCO approved a First Energy rider for grid modernization that amounts to $204 million a year for three years. (Tom Taker/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio consumer groups are speaking out over what they call a "corporate bailout" for First Energy. This week, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a rate increase for First Energy that amounts to $204 million a year for three years. While First Energy said the

In Ohio, payday lenders can charge nearly 600 percent interest. (A McLin/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nearly 100 groups in Ohio are banding together and speaking out against what they say are loopholes in proposed payday lending regulations. The organizations, which advocate for low-income families and other vulnerable Ohioans, sent a letter to the head of the Consumer Financi

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