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What will the next year bring? We asked experts for their forecasts on humanitarian aid, the refugee crisis, global health and other topics.
Friday’s meeting came as the partial government shutdown hits the two-week mark. On Thursday, the House passed two funding bills, but President Trump threatened to veto them.
Some GOP activists are eager to stop primary challengers from taking on — and possibly weakening — President Trump. But it appears to be too late to change the rules for 2020.
If you’ve spent time on social media, you’ve seen lots of pictures of people seemingly having a better time than you. They may be smiling, but they’re not necessarily happy. What are they telling us?
The 116th Congress has 127 female members — 102 of them in the House. That’s far more than the previous record, but it also is far from gender parity.
COLMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State says the August investigation that led to a three-game suspension of football coach Urban Meyer cost the university $1 million – twice the amount originally requested for it. Spokesman Benjamin Johnson said Thursday the initial $500,000 was preliminary and didn’t reflect the whole anticipated cost. Johnson says OSU paid… Read More
Just a few months ago, the U.S. coal mining industry was on track for its safest year in history. But in an eleven-day span in late December, three miners died after separate incidents, bringing the total number of fatalities in 2018 to 12, even as coal mining employment continued its decline. “It is a reminder… Read More
Comic actor-writer Bob Einstein has died of cancer at age 76. Einstein was known for playing Marty Funkhauser on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Super Dave Osborne, a goofy stuntman on late-night TV.
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a… Read More
Among the bills Gov. John Kasich is still considering whether he’ll sign is one that will allow some video from body cameras worn by police agencies to be hidden from the public. Cosponsoring Republican Rep. Niraj Antani says there are exceptions when police body cameras are not subject to public records laws. Those include images of victims in some cases, such as… Read More
Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has said children’s initiatives are a top priority. But one group that advocates for kids says it’s going to push him to prove that in the upcoming state budget. 3,500 more kids are in children services custody now than were five years ago, and during that time there’s also been a 92… Read More
The transition to the administration of Governor-elect Mike DeWine is bringing several changes to state government, including a new office dedicated to carrying out one of DeWine’s top campaign promises: focusing on the development and growth of infants and toddlers. As part of his first major policy rollout, DeWine announced his plan to help Ohio’s children…. Read More
Over the years, Kasich has brought forward a lot of ideas, and his tone has changed dramatically, as he’s worked to accomplish his goals and create a national persona as a Trump critic and a promoter of bipartisan compromise – with mixed results. Kasich launched his campaign in his adopted hometown of Westerville in June 2009… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A sign pledging cooperation has been removed from the Parkersburg city council’s chambers because the mayor says officials aren’t cooperating. Mayor Tom Joyce told The News and Sentinel that he doesn’t think City Council members are living up to the motto adopted two years ago, so he removed the motto sign… Read More