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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Public News Service - OH: Women's Issues

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

Babies born below 5 pounds, 8 ounces are defined as low-birth-weight. (Cesar Rincon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Motherhood is certainly known for being stressful, but the worries of lower-income moms-to-be might contribute to poor birth outcomes. Researchers from The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center assessed financial strain, depressive symptoms, anxiety and pregnancy-specific stress

Experts say breastfeeding support in the delivery room is one beneficial step for moms trying to nurse their newborns. (J.K. Califf/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Providing better support to help new moms breastfeed might be a key to improving birth outcomes for the youngest Ohioans. Ohio ranks 45th among states for infant mortality, and for African-American babies, the rate is even higher. According to a new policy brief from the Children's

According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, seven in ten Americans support keeping abortion legal. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeye State may be in line with many others on reproductive rights, but new research suggests the state is out of step with the views of women. The 50-state report released Tuesday by NARAL Pro-Choice America rated Ohio among the 26 states where access to reproductive h

A 20-week abortion ban signed by Ohio's Governor sets the stage for a challenge to Roe v. Wade.<br />(William Murphy/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saying it's the "most legally sound and sustainable approach to protecting the sanctity of human life," Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday approved a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The governor also vetoed the so-called "heartbeat bill," that would have restricted abortions be

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