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We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.

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Public News Service - OH: Youth Issues

Experts say stigma and discrimination can contribute to poor health outcomes for LGBT individuals. (Guillaume Paumier/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LGBTQ Ohioans have the same heath needs as anyone else but are said to be at greater risk for certain poor health outcomes. And experts say these disparities are not biological in nature. It is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Julie Applegate, director of Equitas Health,

Experts say children of opioid-addicted parents often are traumatized because of extreme neglect. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has still not escaped the clutches of the opioid epidemic and some groups say its youngest victims often are forgotten. According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), nearly half of children taken into the care of social service agencies in 2015

Immigrant advocate groups urge Ohioans to support the immigrant community and refugees, no matter what their status. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young immigrants and their allies in Ohio are nervously anticipating President Trump's next move on immigration policy. Last week the president signed several executive orders impacting immigrants and refugees but did not act on a promise to end the Deferred Action for Child

About one in five teens suffers from a mental health condition. (anitapeppers/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio schools educate students about the dangers of substance use, but some districts are going beyond typical prevention services by bringing mental health providers on board. In the Dublin School System, clinicians with Syntero counseling are working in each building one-on

Ohio has reduced admissions to youth correctional facilities by 80 percent since 1992, making it a standout in a new report on this facet of juvenile justice reform. (Pixabay)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and prone to abuse, and

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, includes provisions to ensure all children have equal opportunities to succeed in school. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Research shows Ohio's 14,000 foster kids are likely to experience poor educational outcomes, and for the first time, school districts and child-protection agencies are collaborating to improve their educational stability. The federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" includes provisions

Experts say excessive juvenile justice court costs can detour a young person from getting on the right track. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When a young person is unable to pay court related costs, he or she can face a type of debtors' prison, a practice a new report says can pull juveniles deeper into the justice system. In Ohio, these fees and fines include the cost of tests and evaluations, rehabilitation, pr

Some 775,000 kids ages 14 and under are treated in the nationís emergency rooms for sports related injuries annually. (Pixabay)

CINCINNATI - Along with a winning attitude, health experts say Ohio athletes should also play smart as the Fall sports season kicks into gear. Each year, over 775,000 kids ages 14 and under are treated in the nation's emergency rooms for sports-related injuries, according to the American Academy of

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