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Democrat Cordray Would Declare Opioid Emergency as Governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray says enhanced social services are key to fighting Ohio’s opioid crisis. The former federal consumer watchdog and state attorney general said Monday that Ohio can’t “arrest our way out” of the problem but must get at the epidemic’s root causes. Cordray’s plan calls for immediately declaring… Read More

Where Social Justice and Art Meet: Speaking With Artist Traci Molloy

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Traci Molloy is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who graduated with a MFA degree in printmaking from Ohio University in 1995. In the years since her graduation, Molloy has bene featured in over 175 national exhibitions, and her thought provoking collaborations with adolescents have been profiled in two books, Empowering Children Through Art and Expression: Culturally… Read More

What’s Next For Athens Schools?

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ATHENS — Last week, Athens City School’s Board of Education approved a new facilities master plan, but that’s not the end of the story. Now that the district is moving forward with the entire project, the board will decide what locally funded initiatives will be included, and whether a bond issue will be included on… Read More

Study Evaluating Health Risks of Mountaintop Removal Halted

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A federal study that was examining the health impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining — halted last fall by the Trump Administration — is officially over. The National Academies of Science disbanded the 11-person committee of scientists and experts assembled to work on the study. The committee was about five months into its research when… Read More