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After Obamacare: Rural Health Providers Nervous About Affordable Care Act Repeal

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Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what’s ahead for the Ohio Valley after… Read More

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Forms Committee for Ohio Governor Bid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s lieutenant governor has formalized her intent to run for governor next year. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican, announced creation of the Mary Taylor for Governor committee Thursday, which clears her to begin campaigning, raising money and seeking endorsements. Taylor plans a campaign announcement and kickoff later this year. She’s… Read More

Chancellor Carey and Head of Workforce Transformation Describe Higher Education Budget Proposal

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John Carey, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ryan Burgess, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, recently visited Athens and Ohio University and explained the Governor’s proposed budget for higher education. Under the new proposal, both tuitions and special fees would be frozen in place for the next two years…. Read More

Digital Divide in Southeast Ohio


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In the last two years, 20 million students nationwide have acquired internet access. However, the good news stops rolling in the hills of Appalachia Ohio. Two percent of Ohio households lack any type of web connection and the majority of that 2 percent resides in the Southeastern counties of Athens, Vinton County and Meigs. Less… Read More

Business Tell Ohio Congressman Import Tax Plan Would Hurt

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Some retailers worried that a contentious proposed tax on imports would hurt business have voiced concerns to an Ohio congressman who’s on a tax-writing legislative committee. Republican Rep. Jim Renacci attended Thursday’s discussion hosted by the business group Americans for Affordable Products, which opposes the “border adjustment.” Attendees raised concerns about… Read More

Campus Concealed Carry Issue Hits Athens


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While guns are not the leading cause of death by a long shot on college campuses, that fact doesn’t seem to influence the debate over the right to bear arms. In mid-December, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199 into law.  The law allows concealed firearms on college campuses and at daycares, if… Read More