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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 plan to revamp one of the nation’s worst-funded public pension plans. Acting House Speaker David Osborne told reporters that the governor’s remarks were “inappropriate” and… Read More
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. Judge Timothy Black said the law’s opponents are “highly likely” to succeed in arguing the law is unconstitutional because “federal law is crystal clear” that… Read More
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 who urged lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration. The students gathered outside the Senate chambers to tell lawmakers they want changes… Read More
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.
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.
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.
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 Kentucky Senate voted 27 to 11 in favor of the bill. Paris Senator Steve West says the measure still gives school officials the ability to… Read More
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 River City Blues Festival, a two-day musical celebration each March within the historic Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. This year is no different. The 2018… Read More
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 Marshall County High School in January. “We asked him initially when he had the thought of the school shooting,” Hilbrecht begins as he describes the… Read More
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 the extra energy they generate. A House committee approved an amended version of House Bill 227 on Tuesday. People with solar panels on their home… Read More
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 the U.S. for instances of oral cavity and pharynx cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed West Virginia behind Kentucky, Hawaii and South… Read More
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 kicked off meetings Tuesday to seek a long-term funding solution to an insurance program for teachers and other public employees. Gov. Jim Justice opened the… Read More
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 they could face detention or more serious discipline. The Springfield News-Sun reports about 10 students exited West Liberty-Salem High School as a group of supporters across the… Read More
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 destroy unused prescription opioids. The bill was supposed to come up for a vote Tuesday. But Friday, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr told Republican leaders she… Read More
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 leaving trash and construction debris partially buried on site, improperly installing perimeter control and failing to inspect or clean public and private roads around the… Read More
“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 of experts. Spectrum brought together a veteran journalist, a scholar in the fields of communication and education, and a media executive with 30 years of… Read More