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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - OH: Children's Issues

Kinship care providers are often grandparents, aunts or uncles and sometimes, family friends. <br />(Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – September is both Kinship Care Month and Recovery Month, which this year is a timely coincidence in light of the high numbers of children in the child welfare system due to the opioid epidemic. According to state data, about 15,000 children were in the custody of children's

Among age groups, poverty rates in Ohio are highest for children younger than age 6. (Andrew Seaman/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While the economic well-being of children in the Buckeye State has improved, new data shows child poverty is still stubbornly high in Ohio. According to new research from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70,000 fewer children are living in poverty in Ohio since 2015. Brandi Slaught

New research suggests families, pediatricians and other medical providers work together to support safe infant sleep. (Caitlan Regan/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The expression, "It takes a village to raise a child," certainly rings true when it comes to infant sleep safety. Since 1994, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that babies sleep on their backs to avoid the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, a new survey

About 4,800 of the more than 24,000 Ohio kids who exited foster care in 2016 were reunified with their families. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When a child is removed from their home, the ultimate goal is to get them back with their families. But reunification is becoming increasingly difficult as an influx of kids enter care due to the opioid epidemic. Paula Davis, the associate director of the East Region for the

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

Researchers say engaging a child during reading time can help build literacy skills. (ThomasLife/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Experts have long recommended that children be introduced to reading as early as possible. Now, new research can help parents make story times even more beneficial for their little ones. An international study headed by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center f

The percentage of Ohio children and adults covered by Medicaid in rural areas and small towns grew between 2009 and 2015. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report underscores the importance of Medicaid in ensuring rural Ohio families have access to the care they need to stay healthy. According to the findings from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 40 percent of Ohio children living in rural commu

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

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