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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2017 


Alabama elects Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate; also on our rundown; A court victory for tribes and environmental groups fighting uranium mining in the Grand Canyon; and Seattle appears headed towards a police accountability initiative for 2018.

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Public News Service - OH: Welfare Reform

Ohio is one of the nationís worst performers in terms of housing equity. (Jody McIntyre/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State leaders on Tuesday decided to delay a proposed Medicaid rate cut for hospitals, intended to fill a budget gap. But some researchers say there are cost drivers beyond the walls of medical buildings that could be also be examined. Loren Anthes, fellow of Medicaid policy at th

About 1.5 million veterans in the U.S. live in households that participate in the SNAP program. (U.S. Army)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio and the rest of the nation pause to commemorate Veterans Day Saturday, new research shows how some anti-poverty programs are helping those who have served their country. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looked at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra

Nearly 725,000 previously uninsured Ohioans were able to access health care under Medicaid expansion. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Gov. John Kasich recently protected Medicaid by vetoing a proposed freeze of the expansion, the future of the program still faces uncertainty at the federal level. Republicans in the Senate unveiled a revised version of their health care plan last week. It would cut the pr

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

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