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PNS Daily News - July 26, 2017 


Here’s a look at some of our stories: 20 hours of Senate legislative debate could mean the end of Obamacare; the Justice Department once again takes aim at sanctuary cities; and a push for equality as landmark legislation marks a milestone.

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The Ohio House of Representatives could vote on a bill by the end of March that would dilute the state's clean-energy standards. (Alexander Smith/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With Ohio's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards still thawing after a two-year freeze, there's another clash brewing over clean energy at the Statehouse. The House Public Utilities Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on House Bill 114. It would change the renewab

Several Ohio mayors were part of a group that met with congressional leaders and top administration officials this week in Washington. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – Several mayors from Ohio's largest cities are in Washington this week, hoping their voices are heard as a new president is sworn into office. Nearly 300 mayors from across the country are attending the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which wraps up Thursday

In Ohio, there are 207 businesses in the solar supply chain, 134 in the wind supply chain and 20 that supply both industries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio lawmakers debate the future of the freeze on the state's clean-energy standards, a new report highlights how strong clean-energy policies can boost the economic growth of wind and solar energy. According to research released today by the Environmental Law and Policy C

Some faith leaders believe they have a moral obligation to educate communities about climate change. (Don Christner/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a U.S. District Court begins to hear opening arguments in a case challenging the EPA's Clean Power Plan, faith leaders in Ohio are speaking out on climate change. At a gathering in Columbus today, people from diverse faith backgrounds will pray for creation and call on ele

Ohioans living near oil refineries earn about $20,000 less than those in other regions. (Ed Webster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is among the top 10 oil-refining states in the nation, and a new report examines the potential economic impacts of the industry on local communities. The FracTracker Alliance looked at neighborhood prosperity in the census tracts where refineries are located. Great Lake

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

A PUCO hearing is underway in Columbus to investigate a FirstEnergy proposal that critics contend is a bailout of aging power plants. Credit: Nyttend/Wikipedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – FirstEnergy executives took the stand Monday in a long-awaited Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing, with billions of dollars at stake. FirstEnergy wants their three Ohio utilities to purchase energy at above-market prices to shore up two aging power plants, own

Young Republicans want their party to address issues related to energy reform and the environment in tonight's debate in Cleveland. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile

CLEVELAND – Ohio is Ground Zero today for the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican candidates for president square off in the campaign season's first debate. With a full spectrum of GOP contenders with various priorities, Young Republicans are reminding candidates to pay attention to issu

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