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Next Phase Opens in Ohio’s $8M Opioid Technology Challenge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has launched the second stage of a global technology challenge aimed at finding solutions of the U.S. opioid crisis. The contest’s challenge phase opened Wednesday. It invites business and innovation experts from around the world to propose technologies for diagnosing, treating or fighting opioid addiction or for protecting medical professionals… Read More

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AG Warns Proposed Pension Overhaul Wouldn’t Hold Up in Court

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s attorney general says a public pension overhaul proposed by Republican lawmakers would not withstand court challenges likely to follow if the measure becomes law. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear weighed in on one of the legislative session’s defining issues shortly before a Senate committee was scheduled to review the pension… Read More

“Black Girls Matter”- Study Shows Black Middle School Girls Get Disciplined More Often than White Students


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Students of color, students who don’t know English well and LGBTQ students are “vastly over-represented among students who face school disciplinary actions,” says Dr. Lisa Harrison and Dr. Theda Gibbs-Grey of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. This has led Dr. Harrison and Dr. Gibbs-Grey to launch a research study called “Black Girls… Read More