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Pharma Firm Seeks to Shield CEO from Questioning in Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The largest prescription drug distributor in the U.S. is trying to shield its CEO from being deposed in West Virginia’s lawsuit over its opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports lawyers for McKesson Corp. filed a motion last week saying “burdening” McKesson CEO John Hammergren with preparing and sitting for the deposition… Read More

Surgeon General Supports Needle Exchanges To Limit Disease From Opioid Crisis

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams threw his support behind syringe exchange services as an important tool to address the Ohio Valley’s high risk of needle-borne disease associated with the opioid epidemic. Adams visited Florence, in northern Kentucky, for an event to encourage more people to get trained to administer the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Dressed in a full,… Read More

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Report: Ex-Coal Exec Fails To File Disclosure In Senate Race

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A report says the former coal executive convicted of violating federal mine safety standards has failed to turn in a required financial disclosure for his U.S. Senate race. The U.S. Senate Office of Public Records told The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Monday there’s no indication Don Blankenship’s disclosure was received by Sunday’s… Read More

Democrats Cite Differences In Final Ohio Governor’s Debate

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – Four Democrats battling for their party’s nomination in the race for Ohio governor are emphasizing their differences ahead of the May 8 primary. Former federal consumer protection chief Richard Cordray pointed to his experience during a Tuesday night debate on Miami University’s Middletown campus, including winning two statewide elections. Former U.S…. Read More

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Not All Ohio Marijuana Businesses Will Open By Deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Regulators of Ohio’s new medical marijuana program say not all of the state’s growers, manufacturers and dispensaries will be operational by the legislated deadline of Sept. 8. Department of Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams, whose agency oversees marijuana businesses, says not all the licensed businesses will be open by that day. Cleveland.com… Read More

What Lies Upstream | INDEPENDENT LENS | Coming Monday, April 16 at 10


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What Lies Upstream Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 16, 2018 on PBS Documentary Thriller Investigates the Largest Chemical Drinking Water Contamination in a Generation In this unsetting exposé, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans. Upon examination, he uncovers a shocking… Read More

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What Does It Mean to be a “Progressive” in Today’s Political Landscape?


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The term “liberal” seems to be fading from the political lexicon. Instead, daily, we, as voters, are bombarded with the term “progressive.” We constantly hear of progressive versus mainstream candidates. It was really apparent in the 2016 primary with Sen. Bernie Sanders challenging Hillary Clinton. But “progressivism” also has seemed to invade state elections and… Read More