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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program helps farmers distribute surplus product to local food banks. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anti-hunger groups and farmers are joining forces to call for a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger in Ohio. At the statehouse on Thursday, over 200 food bank partners, farmers and legislators gathered to discuss the scope of hunger and what can be done to better suppo

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

The Ohio Benefit Bank helps nearly 35,000 families file their income-tax returns each year. (Ohio Assn. of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax time is here, but not all Ohioans have the knowledge or will to prepare their own income-tax returns, or the money to pay a professional. Some might qualify for free tax-prep services through The Ohio Benefit Bank. The program connects taxpayers to certified counselors who can

Several Ohio mayors were part of a group that met with congressional leaders and top administration officials this week in Washington. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – Several mayors from Ohio's largest cities are in Washington this week, hoping their voices are heard as a new president is sworn into office. Nearly 300 mayors from across the country are attending the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which wraps up Thursday

Ohioans are remembering Martin Luther King Jr's message of service, peace and social equality. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 49 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, and his legacy continues to live on in Ohio. Volunteer events, faith services, rallies and forums are among the ways people are remembering the late civil rights leader's messages of service, peace and social equali

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

New AARP Ohio state director Barbara Sykes says she's made advocating for the needs of Ohioans her life work. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – She's blazed trails in the public and social service sector in Ohio, and now former state Rep. Barbara Sykes is ready to lead Ohio's 50-plus set. As she begins work today as state director for AARP Ohio, Sykes hopes to enhance the work the organization does to ensure older O

The Agricultural Clearance Program connects local farmers' excess fresh produce with hungry Ohioans who need it. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The value of fresh, local food is being celebrated during National Farmers Market Week, but lower-income Ohioans are often unable to partake in nature's harvest. Lora Davenport, community relations manager for The Food Bank in Dayton, explained fruits and vegetables are often expen

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