PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2018 

McMaster out and Bolton in. Also on the Friday rundown: Students across the nation prepare for the March For Our Lives; some good news on the labor front; and folks in Montana take clean power into their own hands.

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Public News Service - OH: Women's Issues

Since Gov. John Kasich has been in office, 20 measures restricting abortion access and reproductive health have been passed in Ohio. (Kate Ausburn/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The opposing sides of another abortion-related bill in Ohio have very different takes on its purpose. The Unborn Child Dignity Act passed the Senate and could soon be voted on by the full House. Senate Bill 28 would require women who terminate their pregnancies to have the f

In Ohio, 375 human trafficking cases were reported in 2016. (Kiran Foster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in Ohio say they are more committed than ever to ending it. Ohio ranks fourth among states for calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 375 trafficking cases reported in 2016. State

Fear, shame, dependence and concerns about not being believed are some of the many reasons sexual assault survivors don't seek help. (Andy_Graf/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Advocates for women say the wave of high profile sexual abuse allegations is helping survivors in Ohio find their voices. But who can they trust? In a survey of Cuyahoga County residents, most respondents said if they needed assistance after a sexual assault, they would turn to a

Opponents say a Down syndrome abortion ban bill in Ohio ignores the unique circumstances that surround each woman's pregnancy. (Progress Ohio/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that, if signed, would become the 20th attack on reproductive health approved in the state since Gov. John Kasich took office. The Ohio Senate, on a non-party line vote, approved HB 214, which bans abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Dow

Former state Rep. Connie Pillich, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton participate Sunday in a Democratic gubernatorial debate. (Andrew Keiper)

By Andrew Keiper Kent State-Ohio News Connection Four hopeful Democratic candidates for governor took part in the hour-long debate in Columbus on Sunday. The quartet answered questions submitted by Ohioans on issues like tax reform, jobs, healthcare and the opioid epidemic. Among the candidates c

About 21,000 survivors of veterans receive VA benefits in Ohio. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the nation pauses this Memorial Day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, veterans organizations say it's important also to remember those who are left behind. Cheryl Rawls, director of the Pension and Fiduciary Service with the Veterans Benefits Administra

A new report shows 5.5 percent of workers in Ohio reported minimum-wage violations. (Grant Baldwin/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than 14 percent of Ohioans live in poverty – a situation that new research suggests could be avoided for some if they weren't being cheated out of pay. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) examined reports of minimum-wage theft in the 10 most populous states, inclu

The Ohio Supreme Court soon will hear a case that could determine the fate of Toledo's last clinic that performs abortions. (Analogue Kid/Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The objectivity of an Ohio Supreme Court justice is being called into question. A complaint filed Tuesday by several organizations asked the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to investigate Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy. The request alleged that Kennedy violated Ohio's Cod

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