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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - OH: Social Justice

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

Immigrant advocate groups urge Ohioans to support the immigrant community and refugees, no matter what their status. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young immigrants and their allies in Ohio are nervously anticipating President Trump's next move on immigration policy. Last week the president signed several executive orders impacting immigrants and refugees but did not act on a promise to end the Deferred Action for Child

Ohioans are remembering Martin Luther King Jr's message of service, peace and social equality. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 49 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, and his legacy continues to live on in Ohio. Volunteer events, faith services, rallies and forums are among the ways people are remembering the late civil rights leader's messages of service, peace and social equali

Those who struggle to find peace during divided times can find community with others.<br />(Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The United States begins 2017 somewhat divided with emotions still running high over the realities of the Trump presidency. But an Ohio faith leader is encouraging those in despair to turn it into action. Howard Tolley, former director of Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio,

Millennials make up about one-third of Americans eligible to vote. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Election Day has finally arrived, and a national children's leader is urging Ohio's youngest voters to get to the polls today. Children's Defense Fund founder, president and national civil rights leader Marian Wright Edelman, has made stops in Ohio and other states over the pa

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