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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
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A specialty chemicals company and Kentucky mainstay has announced it will move its corporate headquarters to Delaware. News outlets cite a Tuesday statement from Ashland Inc. saying the company will move its headquarters from Covington to Wilmington, Delaware, within the next 17 months. The Lexington office employs 58, and will be… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The president and CEO of the National Urban League says the organization’s annual conference will focus on making the digital revolution as inclusive as possible. Marc Morial says the five-day conference beginning Wednesday in Columbus includes a line-up of all major technology companies and a large career and networking fair. Events… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland will pay $500,000 to the family of a man fatally shot by police in 2010 when he quickly raised his hand inside a dimly lit basement. Cleveland.com reports the settlement agreement Tuesday comes less than two weeks before the start of a trial in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Danny… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s largest Medicaid plan says the amount of opioids prescribed to its members has decreased 40 percent over the past 18 months. CareSource announced Monday it plans to reduce that number by 50 percent by the end of this year. The Dayton-based organization privately manages 1.8 million Medicaid plans. It says… Read More
Covering this White House and this President is a 24 hour job, says Gregory Korte, award-winning Washington correspondent for USA Today. He says that this President is more complicated in many ways from any other President in history. In part, Korte claims, because most traditional ways of handling issues and procedures are turned on their… Read More