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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - OH: Welfare Reform

September is Hunger Action Month, and research shows hunger is a concern for one in four children in Ohio. (Donny Ray Jones/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Millions of Ohioans are all-too familiar with the struggle of waking up with a growling stomach and knowing they will have nothing to eat. September is Hunger Action Month, which challenges people to join the fight to eradicate hunger. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks' executive

IMAGE: Several groups are asking Ohio's governor to reverse a decision to not extend a work requirement waiver for SNAP benefits to all counties. Graphic courtesy of USDA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being asked to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally-funded food aid. Because of the recession, from 2007 to 2013, Ohio requested a statewide federal waiver of work requirements for childless adults without a job in need o

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's new budget is receiving a new analysis - from the perspective of the state's nearly 3 million children. "Children's Regional Briefings" have been scheduled around the state in the coming weeks to go over budget line items including education, health care and nutrition, says

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A program designed to help Ohioans in need has been doing its job – and doing it well, according to a new study. The Ohio Benefit Bank is a free, Internet-based service that connects low and moderate income residents to more than 20 different assistance programs. Deputy Direc

CINCINNATI - The U.S. Census Bureau's new snapshot of income and lifestyle trends released on Tuesday shows more Ohioans are struggling and seems to contradict some economists' opinions that the recession has technically ended. The American Communities Survey says the number of Ohio residents living

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Whether it's soccer, football or softball, back to school often means back to sports for Ohio kids. However, a lack of medical coverage keeps many from participating. A campaign, called "Get Covered. Get in the Game," launches this week. It is aimed at raising awareness about free o

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new federal poverty standard could help more struggling Ohioans receive needed assistance. The Supplemental Poverty Measure soon will use new data and methods to understand the economic well-being of families. Barbara Turpin, policy advocate with the Children's Defense Fund in O

Columbus, OH – Hundreds of Ohioans are expected to flood the Statehouse lawn today, trying to gain the attention of lawmakers who are battling it out over ways to balance the upcoming two-year budget. They're employees and supporters of the state's various health and human service organization

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