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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
In September of 2017 Athens-based musician Megan Bee released her second solo album, entitled ‘Like a Canyon.’ Inspired by everything from Bee’s multitude of explorations across the country as a traveling farmhand to her own, intricate interpersonal contemplation, the album is continuing to garner acclaim, having taken home both the Best Americana Album and Best Singer-Songwriter Album titles from the Ohio… Read More
In 2018 it seems like there is always something going on, and there are constantly new causes to fight for. Julian Shepherd is no stranger to fighting for something. Shepherd is a junior studying English Creative Writing and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and treasurer of Intersectional Feminist Alliance (IFA). Shepherd refers to herself as… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Cornell University researcher will be at West Virginia University for a seminar on the effects of climate change on food supplies. WVU says Michael Hoffmann will lead the discussion Tuesday on topics including the basics of climate change, how changing climate affects the food supply and research that leads to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A health department spokesman in West Virginia says more than 20 cases of acute Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Kanawha and Putnam counties since January. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says in a news release that the recent cases are linked to a multistate outbreak. Prior to January, the department said… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for 18 Ohio counties hit by severe storms, flooding and landslides in February. The declaration announced Tuesday in a White House statement provides federal funds on a cost-sharing basis to state and local governments and to some nonprofit groups for emergency work and… Read More
PBS AND WGBH ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW SERIES FROM NOVA THAT PROBES THE BIGGEST, MOST PROVOCATIVE QUESTIONS IN SCIENCE NOVA WONDERS HOSTED BY SCIENTISTS TALITHIA WILLIAMS, RANA EL KALIOUBY & ANDRÉ FENTON 6-Part Primetime Series Launches Wednesday, April 25, 2018 on WOUB From the makers of the award-winning NOVA science series comes a… Read More