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West Va. Gov. Appoints Raleigh Judge To Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court. Justice announced on Wednesday he has appointed John A. Hutchison of Beckley to the high court. The court had a vacancy after the resignation of Justice Allen Loughry. Hutchison will… Read More

Ohio Senate Approves ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Abortion Ban

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year. The GOP-controlled Senate by an 18-13 vote Wednesday passed the measure banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. The legislation must return to… Read More

Why Might Lawmakers Send To Kasich Bills He Says He’ll Veto?

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As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Gov. John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.  And if he vetoes them as promised, lawmakers would have to come back to vote on them again… Read More

Adult Literacy Efforts Make a Real Difference in Impoverished Areas of USA


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Although much of this country’s educational focus is on P-12 grades, adult education cannot be ignored and adult literacy education is proven to be valuable in breaking links to poverty and improving job possibilities for those who participate. Adult literacy education improves a student’s abilities and possibilities across a lifespan. Recently, the Patton College of… Read More