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Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia’s Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.
When Raul Castro passed Miguel Diaz-Canel the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba’s first president not named Castro in decades. Still, Diaz-Canel says he isn’t planning radical reforms.
Anyone who doesn’t answer the controversial citizenship question would still be included in the upcoming U.S. headcount — and may get a phone call or follow-up visit, the Census Bureau’s head says.
The historic Peoples Bank Theatre announces its 2018 Summer-Fall Spotlight Series, featuring the return of several audience favorites, as well as award winning artists from the genres of classic rock, country, bluegrass, and folk. The season’s headliners include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Lorrie Morgan, Mountain Stage, Paula Poundstone, Randy Bachman, Peter Yarrow, Kathy Mattea,… Read More
While some activists show support for their causes by creating signs and publicly protesting, others are using other methods to create and influence change. One local group is working with local businesses to help create a more welcoming environment for people from all walks of life. People’s Justice League is an organization dedicated to creating… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky judge says he plans to decide by July 14 whether he will block a new law making changes to Kentucky’s troubled pension plan from taking effect. State lawmakers passed a law earlier this month making changes to the state’s underfunded pension system. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear sued, saying… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a prison kitchen worker and five inmates worked together to smuggle drugs into an Ohio prison. An indictment announced Thursday accuses the six men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and Suboxone, a drug used to help kick opioid addiction but also can be abused. The U.S…. Read More
The sound of presenters at the Ohio University LGBT Center discussing craftivism rings through the room. Today’s craft is feminist banners, and the participants challenge their peers for short but witty words to display in their craft. The center is quite literally the center for a lot of activism at Ohio University from members taking… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – Corn, pumpkin, beans, popcorn and peas were just a few of the types of seeds handed out during the Community Food Initiatives annual free-seed give away held at public libraries throughout Athens County on Wednesday. Scores of would-be gardeners turned out to accept unlimited numbers of seeds and learn from master gardeners who gave… Read More
ATHENS — The Athens City School District is investigating the treatment of an Athens High School sophomore who was suspended after he and his family say racial slurs and objects were hurled at him, and a fight broke out. Isaiah Butcher was suspended Tuesday after report of a fight with another student, who his parents say was… Read More