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On February 14th, 2018, 17 lives were lost in a high school in Parkland, Florida to an active shooter with an assault rifle. As ripples of grief passed through the United States the following weeks, Americans were crudely reminded that over 30,000 people die each year due to gun violence. Since the shooting, several activist… Read More
Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain.
Billy Hobby’s days are largely filled by two things: church and pool. “I play everyday, mostly,” Hobby said, sitting next to his wife, Barbara. “Well, I enjoy watching him play,” Barbara Hobby said. “He’s got health problems, can’t go out of town and play all the time.” Billy and Barbara were in Cadiz, Kentucky, about… Read More
Trump denies knowledge of a payment to a porn star to cover up a sexual encounter. Evangelical leaders, worried about the midterms, have arranged a meeting with the president at Trump’s D.C. hotel.
Renewable energy, specifically solar, is more accessible and affordable than ever. Since 2008, the cost of utility-scale solar projects has decreased by nearly 70 percent, and the cost of distributed rooftop arrays has been reduced by more than 50 percent. The low costs and small carbon footprint are starting to steer communities toward these renewable… Read More
ATHENS — A Nelsonville woman will have to pay back $50,000 to a local school district’s band boosters and spend nearly five years in prison for taking the money. Anna Hembree, 40, was sentenced by Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George P. McCarthy on Thursday on charges of grand theft, tampering with records and… Read More
China buys more than half of the soybeans grown in the Ohio Valley. So China’s threat this week to place a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soy means farmers would be caught in the crosshairs of a trade war. Even though tariffs haven’t taken effect, markets are already showing signs that commodities traders are growing… Read More
WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) – Some residents in a West Virginia county have been without water for eight days. Wayne County water crews have been working to find the leak along Garretts Creek Road since last week. Wayne Mayor Danny Grace tells news outlets he doesn’t know when the service will be restored since crews haven’t… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Bruised by their fight over pensions, Kentucky teachers are putting politicians to the test. They’re mobilizing like never before to support candidates they see as supporting education. As the legislative session was winding down, the influential Kentucky Education Association signaled it will turn its attention to the November elections. That’s when… Read More