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Greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high. Global sea level was the highest on record, too. NOAA’s State of the Climate report points to the urgency of addressing climate change.
Vice President Pence will be on hand when 55 boxes thought to contain remains of U.S. troops arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. They will be sent to a lab for possible identification.
When voters cast ballots Monday, they hoped to usher in a new era after Robert Mugabe’s ouster. But mounting doubts about the election’s integrity have brewed deadly unrest in the country’s capital.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Advocacy groups are calling for the U.S. Department of Education to investigate how Ohio State University responded to a late doctor’s alleged sexual misconduct against male athletes and other students over two decades. In a letter Wednesday, the National Women’s Law Center argues Ohio State failed to address Richard Strauss’ behavior… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislative committee Democrats are demanding an immediate vote whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. House Judiciary Committee Democrats said in a news release Wednesday that after several weeks of testimony, there is more than enough evidence to move forward. The nine-member Democratic Judiciary Caucus… Read More
An Ohio-based collaborative thinks journalists can play a bigger role in solving the region’s opioid crisis. The effort starts with listening to people in some of the hardest-hit communities. A group of about 50 people gathered in a small building at the fairgrounds in Marietta, Ohio, to share their thoughts on the region’s opioid crisis… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia National Guard has ended its part in keeping watch over juvenile and adult lockups. The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says in a news release that the National Guard’s mission ended Tuesday at state correctional facilities. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in late… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrats make up the bulk of signatures so far on a petition to let ex-coal executive Don Blankenship run in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party’s nominee, preliminary data shows. The Gazette-Mail reported Wednesday that the Secretary of State’s Office had processed about 4,000 signatures, of which 45 percent… Read More
Attendance at the Ohio State Fair has been up compared to last year, when fair officials were dealing with the fallout from a deadly ride accident. The Ohio Expo Center says about 385,000 people visited the state fair during its five days. That’s about 70,000 more people than the same period last year. The fair… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio election officials say voters only have a few days left to request an absentee ballot for next week’s special elections. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office says noon Saturday is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 7 elections. Voters in the 12th Congressional District contest will… Read More