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Clipped Wings: Trump Weakens Law That Protected Birds For A Century

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On a recent chilly Tuesday morning, about 20 people filed along a winding dirt path leading deeper into West Virginia University’s Arboretum in Morgantown. Armed with binoculars, smartphones and hiking boots, the group had one goal — spot and identify the chittering birds hidden in the trees above. LeJay Graffious with the Mountaineer Audubon chapter… Read More

Democrats Want Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver Rescinded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Democratic congressional delegation wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to rescind a proposal for imposing new work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge and Joyce Beatty in a letter Thursday questioned “the very rationale” of a Medicaid waiver Ohio submitted to the federal government… Read More

Officials to Study Feasibility of Aviation School

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Yeager Airport and Marshall University are looking at the possibility of developing an aviation school in West Virginia. The Herald-Dispatch reports the airport’s board voted Wednesday to sign a memorandum of understanding with Marshall University to determine the feasibility and sustainability of adding the school at Yeager. Marshall spokeswoman Ginny Painter… Read More

Now I Obsessively Count the Words: Speaking With Writer Larry Smith

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Writer Larry Smith has always believed that the most interesting things are other people. Even before social media made it possible to keep tabs on everything your ex-best friends eat for lunch, Smith was working to find a way to make story telling easy and inviting in the digital age. He found inspiration in the literary legend… Read More

AP Explains: Why Speaker-Less Ohio House Can’t Pass Bills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Parliamentarians are having their day at the Ohio Statehouse with Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation last month creating a historic mid-session vacancy. Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring, a Canton Republican, has handled daily operations since Rosenberger’s April 12 departure amid an FBI investigation. But Schuring’s leadership role only… Read More

NMF ’18: Discussing Social Disease, Revolutionary Love, and Rage With Ani DiFranco

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Long categorized as an angry woman for expressing the experiences of marginalized people, Ani DiFranco has been writing music that illuminates the human experience for over 40 years. Throughout her career, her music has proven to have the ability to move from hyper-personal to outwardly political, all within the context of a single four minute track. \ WOUB’s… Read More