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The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – Issue 6


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TACO – What’s on the Ballot The Athens Cannabis Ordinance, or TACO for short, does not legalize or decriminalize cannabis, but it will depenalize it. Right now under state law and city law, Marijuana possession is a minor misdemeanor with $150 fine plus about $100 court costs according to the Athens City Prosecutor Tracy Meek. TACO… Read More

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Kentucky House Speaker Resigns Leadership Position After Settling Sexual Harassment Claims

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican House speaker has resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Jeff Hoover announced his decision Sunday. He denied sexually harassing the staff member. He did say that he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual. Hoover’s wife and… Read More

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NPR Reaches 99 Million People Monthly, GenXers And Millennials Drive Growth


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NPR Stations’ Audience Grows For Fifth Consecutive National Ratings Period NPR’s journalism and original programming reaches at least 99 million people every month across all platforms – broadcast and digital. This cross-platform estimate is based on Spring 2017’s monthly broadcast cume, NPR.org visitors and podcast users. “This stellar accomplishment is a measure of just how… Read More

Justice Running For Governor Says He’ll Vote On Some Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O’Neill says he’ll continue to participate and vote on cases in which he was previously involved. O’Neill sent the court a letter Friday announcing a “blanket notice” of recusal for all new cases to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The Dispatch reports… Read More

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Voters Tapped As Ohio Opioid Crisis Stretches Foster Care

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say Ohio’s opioid crisis is stretching the state’s foster care system as more and more children are removed from the homes of their drug-addicted parents. Children service leaders say these kids also have more problems because of trauma they’ve experienced living in chaotic, drug-filled households. Children also are staying in… Read More