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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2018 


President Trump’s lawyer due in court today. Also on our rundown: HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes raising the rent on low-income families; plus we will look at efforts to address addiction in Ohio: what’s working, and what’s not.

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Drug overdose deaths in Ohio rose nearly 30 percent between 2015 and 2016.  (Cohdra/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research is assessing the extent of drug addiction in Ohio and how the state is tackling the problem. Of the adults questioned in the 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll, 27 percent said they had a family member or friend who had problems as the result of using prescription pai

Nearly 36,000 Ohioans risk losing health care coverage under a Medicaid work requirement proposal. <br />(franchise opportunities/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite being employed, some Ohioans could lose health care coverage if the state implements a Medicaid work requirement. The Kasich administration plans to ask for federal approval to add job requirements for able-bodied adults covered through the state's Medicaid expansion

The Ravenna-Phoenix Block is among areas that have been rehabilitated thanks in part to the Federal Historic Tax Credit. (Ohio Redevelopment Project/Flickr)

By Anna Huntsman/Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration. Over the loud protests of preservation groups, Congress has repealed one tax credit for historic building restoration and changed the terms of another, sparking uncertainty about the

Data collected in the U.S. Census is used to better understand the composition of communities. <br />(Spot US/Flickr)

CLEVELAND – A request by the Justice Department to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census is drawing concerns from some Ohio researchers. Emily Campbell is the associate director of the Center for Community Solutions in Cleveland and a Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Resear

Some Ohio school and teachers groups are concerned that an education consolidation bill was drafted without their consultation. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio House committee continues to debate a bill that would change the oversight of education in the state. If passed, HB 512 would fuse the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development into one ag

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helped restore 2,500 acres of marsh and 600 acres of wetlands in the Mentor Marsh along Lake Erie's shoreline. (Erik Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lake Erie can't speak for itself, so dozens of Ohioans will be its voice this week on Capitol Hill. They join hundreds from around the country to promote the importance of programs that keep the Great Lakes healthy and drinking water safe. There are proposals for massive fu

Home weatherization measures such as improved insulation can save homeowners energy and money. (Bill Smith_03303/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The White House again is targeting a program that helps reduce energy costs for struggling Ohioans. President Donald Trump's recently proposed 2019 budget calls for the end to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helped about 8 percent of Ohio households - mo

Bhakti Gajmer spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. He now operates Akronís Rohan Jewelers with his brother Binod. (Royzman)

By Valerie Royzman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Srijang Laoti Subba opened Family Groceries with his brother and nephew in Akron in 2011. It began solely as a family business but soon, more employees were hired to accommodate the steady flow of customers. The st

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