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‘A United Kingdom’ and the Unrelenting Importance of Race Films

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It seems an eternity ago when the 2015 film awards season fraught with controversy following claims of racial exclusivity in Hollywood. The #Oscarssowhite hashtag that dominated social media presented yet another nagging reminder to the American people: race in the United States remains an ever-present topic of discord, even among the entertainment industry. The subsequent… Read More

The West Virginia State Capitol at night

West Virginia Gas, Sales Tax Bills Advancing


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has voted to raise the state’s gas tax by 4.5 cents a gallon while the House narrowly advanced a 1 percent cut in the state sales tax while cutting exemptions for legal, accounting and telecommunication services. The Senate’s 27-6 Saturday vote backs one of Gov. Jim Justice’s proposals… Read More

Debuting Tonight…. Our Town: Jackson


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WOUB’s Our Town series featuring Jackson will air tonight on WOUB HD at 8:00 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. Produced by WOUB Public Media, the documentary series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore their futures. Previous episodes featured Lancaster,  the Ohio River town of Pomeroy… Read More

Southeast Ohioans Still Fearful of Obamacare Replacement Plan

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ATHENS, Ohio – Local healthcare advocates and area residents said they continue to be concerned that the Affordable Care Act/Medicaid will be replaced by President Trump’s American Health Care Act, even after the president’s bill was pulled Friday before a vote could be taken. The cause of concern is that the American Health Care Act… Read More

West Virginia Department Accepting Home Heating Applications

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources says it will accept applications for emergency low-income energy assistance starting Monday until funds are exhausted. The federally funded program helps eligible residents who have a termination notice in paying home heating bills. According to the department, residents whose primary heat source is… Read More