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Modern birds are dinosaurs without toothy jaws, and with bigger brains. Newly published research fills in some of the missing links in their evolution.
Global warming has so far seen a gradual rise in average temperatures. But that may change, with extreme variations. And poor countries could bear the brunt of it.
Motivated by President Trump’s rhetoric, social scientists set out to answer whether undocumented immigrants are more likely to break the law.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A tentative agreement with Amtrak officials will keep West Virginia’s New River Train service going. The Herald-Dispatch reports Democratic West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced Wednesday that Amtrak and the Collis P. Huntington Society reached a general agreement on pricing. Amtrak had announced at the end of March that it… Read More
Six in 10 teachers in our poll say they have worked a second job to pay the bills.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced new rules for monitoring the prescribing of painkillers to patients suffering chronic pain. The rules announced Wednesday by the Republican governor apply to the treatment of patients with sub-acute pain, a type of pain lasting between six and 12 weeks, and long-term pain, lasting 12… Read More
Andrew Revkin has spent his professional career covering environmental issues and writing about them contemporaneously. However, his most recent book, just published in May 2018, tracks climate change by looking at 100 historical events that help explain today’s climate debate. The book is “Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change” published by… Read More
Regional iron and steel industry leaders say they are disappointed by the Trump administration’s delay on a decision about which countries will face new import tariffs. President Trump has postponed until June a decision on which countries will be subject to new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The decision had been due May 1. Nucor Corporation CEO… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democrats are crisscrossing Ohio highlighting what they say is a “culture of corruption” among Republicans, while the GOP’s endorsed gubernatorial ticket is embarking on a “rock solid conservative” tour. Both parties are working hard to get their messages out across the bellwether state ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections. Democratic Auditor candidate… Read More
May 6 through May 11 will mark the very first Geek Week at the Athena Cinema, featuring screenings of some beloved geek culture films. The weeklong screening series is a fundraiser for ARTS/West, a lead up event for Southeast Ohio’s premiere pop culture convention, Ratha Con (which takes place Saturday, May 12 at the Athens… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The deputy commissioner for Kentucky State Police has been appointed to a new role as commissioner for the Department of Criminal Justice Training. William Alexander Payne’s appointment was announced Tuesday by Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley. The criminal justice training department is located at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. It provides… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A company in West Virginia says it’s seeking to raise prices for customers by nearly $12 per month. WSAZ-TV reports West Virginia American Water is asking the Public Service Commission to approve the 24 percent rate increase. The increase would add about $32 million to the company’s revenue. The company says… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to announce new standards to help people suffering from chronic pain get proper treatment from prescribers to avoid addiction. The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference with the presidents of the state’s medical licensing boards. The governor has been pushing prescribing limits in… Read More
No Man’s Land on Independent Lens Monday, May 7, 2018 on PBS Inside the 2016 Standoff Between Protesters Occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Federal Authorities With unfettered access, filmmaker David Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. No Man’s… Read More