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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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By Scott Lendak, Kent State-Ohio News Connection Every Friday night during the football season the lights are bright and emotions are high for Keyshawn Colman. The Boardman High School wide receiver prepares to play in front of hundreds of his peers. His head is in the game, but his heart is some

Kinship care providers are often grandparents, aunts or uncles and sometimes, family friends. <br />(Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – September is both Kinship Care Month and Recovery Month, which this year is a timely coincidence in light of the high numbers of children in the child welfare system due to the opioid epidemic. According to state data, about 15,000 children were in the custody of children's

Four executions are scheduled in Ohio this year, the first next Wednesday.(Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Calls to end capital punishment are ramping up ahead of Ohio's first execution in three years. On Wednesday, death penalty opponents delivered a petition signed by 27,000 people to Gov. John Kasich, asking that Ronald Phillips’ execution, set for next week, be commuted

AEP and Duke Energy want to increase fixed monthly charges on customers' bills. (Suzie Tremmel/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — People around Ohio are speaking out about proposed rate increases from local utility companies. Both American Electric Power and Duke Energy want to raise the fixed charge for customers - a charge that is paid even before the meter starts running. Opponents argue that the inc

Experts say stigma and discrimination can contribute to poor health outcomes for LGBT individuals. (Guillaume Paumier/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LGBTQ Ohioans have the same heath needs as anyone else but are said to be at greater risk for certain poor health outcomes. And experts say these disparities are not biological in nature. It is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Julie Applegate, director of Equitas Health,

Researchers say doctors from outside the U.S. are more likely to practice in rural areas and some specialty fields experiencing critical shortages. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid the controversy over President Donald Trump's travel ban, new concerns are being raised about how the order could affect Ohio's medical community. Physicians from all over the world provide medical care in Ohio, and researchers from the Case Western Reserve University Center

Opponents of the Pastor Protection Act are convinced it would make Ohio unwelcoming to members of the LGBT community. (mensatic/morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fast-moving religious liberties bill in Ohio is spurring concern among some advocates for the state's LGBT residents. The Pastor Protection Act, House Bill 36, received its third committee hearing Tuesday, just two weeks after it was introduced. The bill says ministers or r

Experts say children of opioid-addicted parents often are traumatized because of extreme neglect. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has still not escaped the clutches of the opioid epidemic and some groups say its youngest victims often are forgotten. According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), nearly half of children taken into the care of social service agencies in 2015

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