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2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn’t keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.
Trump has only a few more days to advance any spending agreement with the help of full GOP control in Washington. But a leading House Republican said no votes in that chamber are expected this week.
America is rejecting more legal immigrants than ever before. Refugee advocates warn that President Trump’s aim is to dismantle the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
A gunman killed 11 worshippers at a synagogue because it supports a Jewish aid group that resettles refugees in the U.S. But volunteers refuse to be deterred. “That is who we are,” says one.
It was a big year for the Ohio Supreme Court, with decisions on abortion, the death penalty and bobbleheads and the final blow to what had been the state’s largest online charter school. These and others decisions from the court were some of the stories that made headlines in 2018. One of the biggest rulings… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Republicans have picked Speaker Ryan Smith to continue leading the chamber next session, in a vote questioned by backers of his main rival. Smith won 34 votes in a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday. He’ll need 50 to prevail in a formal vote to be taken Jan. 7, the first… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says nine people were killed in traffic crashes around Ohio during the Christmas weekend. The patrol says three people died in drug or alcohol related crashes during the five-day holiday period that began last Friday. It also says three fatalities were related to the lack of seatbelt… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another milestone for its famous premature baby hippo. The zoo said Wednesday that Fiona has hit 1,000 pounds. The zoo acknowledges reaching that weight mark is more of a sentimental milestone since full-grown female hippos weigh about three times that. Senior keeper Jenna Wingate tells WVXU radio that it’s “a big… Read More
The “Heartbeat Bill” has once again failed to overcome Gov. John Kasich’s veto. Legislators returned to session after Christmas to reconsider the controversial abortion ban, and while the Ohio House managed to reach a two-thirds majority to overturn the veto, the bill did not pass the Ohio Senate. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” would end abortion… Read More
The Ohio House and Senate have voted to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto on, HB228, a bill that would revamp the way the state handles self-defense cases in court. The bill shifts the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defense to the prosecution. The legislation had strong support from pro-gun groups who said this… Read More
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by several cities for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The Daily Record reports that the defendants argued in a motion filed Monday that the dispute is a political disagreement outside federal court’s jurisdiction. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore… Read More
The Ohio Senate and House have voted to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto on a bill, SB296, that would increase death benefits for the families of first responders but also hike wages for lawmakers and other elected officials. The House attached the pay raise to a bill that would help families who lost loved ones in… Read More
First two roadmaps for auditory learners are available now, with more publishing each month Life Kit, a new family of podcasts from NPR, will give listeners practical information and guidance to help them navigate life’s big and small challenges. Life Kit podcasts are overviews of a problem or question in areas where NPR has deep… Read More
Like many of us, Dr. Peter Kapsner wears dozens of hats. As a business owner, professor, radio host and church leader, there is one thread that is a constant in his life: Kindness. Peter talks with me about his thoughts on kindness as a form of practical theology in this episode of The Kindness Podcast.