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Antarctica’s ice is melting faster than was thought, say scientists who recently completed the most exhaustive assessment of the ice sheet to date.
Anti-poverty activists say they will continue a campaign of demonstrations and civil disobedience throughout the Ohio Valley despite arrests at some events and being blocked from Kentucky’s capitol building. The Poor People’s Campaign has rallied in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia and campaign leaders returned to Kentucky Wednesday after the group was denied access at earlier demonstrations. North Carolina… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia regulators have issued a $430,000 fine for permit violations against a company building a 713-mile natural gas pipeline. The Department of Environmental Protection announced the fine Tuesday against Rover Pipeline LLC, which is owned by Energy Transfer Partners. Under a consent order, the company agreed to immediately take measures… Read More
The D.C. rapper brought quite the crew to his Tiny Desk performance.
Every music critic worth their salt knows that punk rock music has deep roots in reggae. Starting in 1976 the legendary Don Letts served as the house DJ at The Roxy (the U.K.’s answer to CBGB’s, exclusively featuring punk rock bands,) playing various reggae cuts in between band’s sets. Some notable punk rock luminaries took… Read More
Rinsing foods doesn’t always prevent foodborne illness and can sometimes make the risks worse. Here’s what the science says about which foods you should run water over and why.
The Fed has signaled that a total of three increases are likely in 2018. This would be the second. But, with unemployment low, the Fed could add more rate hikes to avoid sparking higher inflation.
Depression is a possible side effect of 200 medications. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.
Charley Harper is one of the most beloved artists in the history of the state of Ohio. His trademarked style, minimal realism, rendered wildlife into playful, colorful, and captivating shapes. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Michelle Houts, whose biography of Harper for middle grade readers, “Count the Wings: the Life and Art of Charley Harper” was… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Thousands of West Virginia schoolchildren who would be at risk of not having enough to eat this summer are being offered meals through a federally funded program. The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition started its annual program Wednesday at Spring Hill Elementary School in Huntington. The program… Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A former cabinet secretary in Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration says the governor’s chief of staff pressured him to award a lucrative state contract to a company that had helped him raise money. But Tim Longmeyer said he did not bow to the pressure because he was already being bribed by… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A report has identified staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders at Ohio’s three high-security prisons. The state commissioned the report after a Feb. 20 attack on a prison guard sent the officer to the hospital for weeks with multiple stab wounds. The report obtained by The Associated… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 5.4 percent in May, the eighth straight month the rate has been unchanged. WorkForce West Virginia says the number of unemployed state residents rose by 100 during the month to 42,300. Total unemployment was up 3,800 over the year. Job gains included 9,000… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The school district in Ohio’s capital is buying the former mall that served as headquarters for a massive online charter school that closed in January after the state told it to repay about $80 million in public funding. Columbus City Schools says it had the winning bid of more than $3.1… Read More
Six-Hour Documentary Explores How World War I Forever Changed America and the World “The Great War,” a six-hour event, will air on three consecutive Tuesdays at 9 p.m. starting June 19, 2018. “The Great War” is executive produced by Mark Samels and directed by award-winning filmmakers Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak and Rob Rapley. Drawing on… Read More
The meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un was most assuredly historic. It was the first time that a N. Korean leader had met face-to-face with a sitting U.S. President. But, was the meeting substantive and did it produce any lasting results? That is the question politicians, journalists,… Read More