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Defense Secretary James Mattis secured a rare waiver to run the Pentagon even though he was a former top general, but his relationship with Trump turned cold.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico — regardless of country of origin — must wait in Mexico while their claims are heard.
The measure would fund about a quarter of the government but includes no money for the border wall demanded by President Trump.
I’m not usually one to name-drop but my brother Pat Meehan is Santa Claus. A real, professional Santa. Sitting in his home office fresh from work, he’s wearing black suspenders and a red T-shirt. There at least six other Santa outfits in his closet including beach Santa. His thick, white beard (yes, a real one)… Read More
With a proposed government funding bill not putting money into President Trump’s border wall, he’s now talking about different ways to complete his long-promised project.
As state lawmakers come back to work after Christmas to consider overriding at least one veto – if not more – from Gov. John Kasich, Republicans are being pushed to hold a long-awaited vote for Speaker to lead the House next year. And one member is suggesting a sudden move to break the impasse. Rep…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A congressional report on prescription pill dumping in West Virginia blames U.S. prescription drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough to help mitigate the nation’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis. The report released Wednesday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee follows an 18-month investigation and focused… Read More
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states’ ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
In what’s being billed as his last public appearance as governor, John Kasich says there’s a reason why Ohio Republicans held the state’s top offices and many legislative seats when their colleagues in other areas of the country didn’t. Kasich says this November’s election was good for Republicans because Ohioans don’t want change. “Why change?… Read More
With just days left before a Congressional deadline, advocates for black lung treatment are still pushing Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to secure funding for miners’ benefits. About two dozen people demonstrated Wednesday near McConnell’s regional office in London, Kentucky, carrying placards reading “Black Lung Kills” and singing along with a banjo tune modified for the occasion…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A white man accused of killing a black teen in West Virginia two years ago has been found mentally competent to stand trial. News outlets report a judge on Wednesday set a May 6 trial date for William Ronald Pulliam in the shooting death of 15-year-old James Harvey Means in November… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Supreme Court ruling striking down changes to Kentucky’s troubled pension systems has earned a warning from one of the country’s largest credit ratings agencies. Moody’s on Thursday declared the court’s ruling a “credit negative” for Kentucky, saying it delayed reforms to the state’s severely underfunded pension plans that were set… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state lawmaker says free furniture received by his office was promptly returned when allegations arose that the table and chairs were provided improperly. The state’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that an employee of Ohio Penal Industries wrongly provided the furniture to GOP Rep. Larry Householder at no… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says West Virginia’s population has dropped for the sixth straight year. Estimates released Wednesday show West Virginia’s population shrank by 11,216 residents. It was among nine states to lose population. As of July 1, the state’s population was estimated at about 1.81 million residents. West Virginia’s population… Read More
Gov. John Kasich has included a new category into state protections against discrimination in an executive order he signed Wednesday. But those protections might not last very long. Kasich’s order includes gender identity, which wasn’t included in previous executive orders or in state law on discrimination. This is a change for Kasich, who says he’s a conservative but… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio policeman accused of kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to using excessive force. The federal prosecutor in Columbus says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells pleaded guilty Wednesday to deprivation of rights under color of law. Authorities say cellphone… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. Susan Tebben is the News… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. My name is Adyn Bucher…. Read More
One act of kindness can start a domino effect. In celebration of her 40th birthday, Tamara Letter, an educator who specializes in kids and technology, decided to complete 40 random acts of kindness and share them with the world. Tamara joins me to talk about her adventure with kindness. Visit her website at TamaraLetter.com!
Episode 044: Captain Julius Pryor says Diversity and Inclusion Programs Should Reflect Broader Company Goals
Today’s guest is Julius Pryor III, a retired Navy captain and a certified Navy leadership instructor. He is widely known as an innovative, goal-focused executive, and a no-nonsense consultant. What really sets Julius apart is that he has succeeded as the Chief Diversity Officer at five global companies. In his book, THRIVING IN A DISRUPTIVE… Read More