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Bevin Comments About Teachers Draws Rebuke from House Leader
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a rare public rebuke, Kentucky’s top House leader on Wednesday chastised fellow Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for criticizing teachers who have mobilized to oppose a… Read More
Judge Blocks Ohio Ban on Abortions Due to Down Syndrome
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome was placed on hold by a federal judge on Wednesday…. Read More
Ohio Students Rally for Safer Schools
About 200 of the students from high schools throughout Ohio who walked out of their buildings this morning made their way to the Statehouse. They were activists turned student lobbyists… Read More
After Mishandling Parkland Shooter Tip, FBI To Answer Questions From Congress
The FBI says it received a tip about the alleged Florida school shooter but did not follow proper protocols. Senior federal officials are appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Why Abolishing China’s Presidential Term Limits Is Such A Big Deal
In a land dominated for thousands of years by absolute monarchs, the move is historically significant and seen by Chinese liberals as a big step backward.
Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies
Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He also wrote the best-selling book A Brief History of Time and lent his machine-aided voice to TV shows. He was 76.
New Free Speech Measure For KY’s Higher Ed
Legislation requiring Kentucky universities and colleges to adopt policies ensuring the protection of freedom of speech by faculty and students is headed to the State House. After much debate, the… Read More
27th Annual River City Blues Festival Set for March 16-17
For the past 28 years, the Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society has been gathering some of the most exciting blues acts from around the country for the… Read More
Students Push As Lawmakers Ponder Gun Safety Bills
In a recently released court video, Capt. Matt Hilbrecht of the Marshall County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s office testifies about his interrogation of Gabriel Parker, the 15-year-old accused of a mass shooting at… Read More
Bill Would Let Regulators Set Price for Excess Solar Power
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill moving through the Kentucky legislature would let state regulators decide how much money people with solar panels on their homes would be paid for… Read More
West Virginia University Offering Free Oral Cancer Screening
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is offering free oral cancer screenings next month in Morgantown. The university said in a news release that West Virginia ranks fourth in… Read More
West Virginia Task Force Meets on Insurance Funding Solution
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Less than a week after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a 5 percent pay raise for teachers to end their nine-day strike, a task force… Read More
Students at School Shooting Site Walk Out, Risk Discipline
WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — Some students at an Ohio high school that had a shooting last year joined the nationwide student walkouts to protest gun violence, despite being warned… Read More
Tensions Rise as Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Pension Changes
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican state senator in Kentucky’s legislature sponsored a bill this year she thought everyone would like: Make pharmacists tell patients how important it is to… Read More
Construction Ordered Halted on Natural Gas Pipeline
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company building a 713-mile-long natural gas pipeline has been ordered to halt construction after West Virginia inspectors cited 14 violations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the offenses include… Read More
Is “Fake News” an Accurate Description of Today’s Media Landscape?
“Fake News” is a term that does not have one definite meaning. Its definition is fluid depending on who is using it to describe news coverage, says an assembled team… Read More