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The Trump administration is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the first major court ruling over plans to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.
“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” the president wrote to the speaker.
Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the U.S.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman suing an Ohio hospital and doctor with claims that her husband received an outsized dose of a powerful painkiller before he died says it’s clear medical safeguards “failed tremendously.” The lawsuit over Troy Allison’s July death is among at least three so far against Dr. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl) and… Read More
Newly-sworn in Secretary of State Frank LaRose is already making his pitch to Ohio lawmakers for his biggest legislative priorities. Among the top issues, modernizing the voter removal process, which right now allows registrations to be removed after six years of inactivity. LaRose says he’s legally obligated to maintain an accurate voter list. But he… Read More
The Farm Service Agency office in Mayfield, Kentucky, is so quiet you can hear the tick of the Department of Agriculture-branded clock on the wall. Eleven employees usually make up this busy office. Only three were called in Thursday morning as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened Farm Service Agency offices across the country on Thursday. The… Read More
Ohio has nearly 16,000 children in the custody of county children’s services agencies. Gov. Mike DeWine wants to increase the number of foster care families available to meet that need. Here is one effort that’s designed to recruit more foster parents. The state has a new foster care and adoption website that gives Ohioans information on requirements and… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will decide on whether to approve a 3.5-percent increase in tuition at all Ohio University campuses Friday after the proposal received a committee’s approval. Deb Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, explained reasons for the proposal to the Resources, Facilities, and Affordability Committee Thursday. Wanting to inform… Read More
DAWN waves a flag for the weirdness of black girls while once again asserting herself as a musical chameleon capable of an elegantly executed audible middle finger.
Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated “thousands” of migrant children from their parents.
Michael Cohen tweeted about what appeared to be another example of questionable actions he’d taken in order to help Trump’s presidential ambitions. He already has pleaded guilty to others.
Gasoline prices have been dropping steadily for months; they’re averaging right around $2.25 per gallon nationally. Enjoy, but don’t get used to them, analysts say.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is holding hearings on what could be the largest renewable energy project in the state. AEP Ohio wants to generate 900MW of renewable energy, starting with a 400MW solar farm in Highland County. The utility is touting this as a major development project that could create thousands of jobs… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A recently retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice who wrote the opinion striking down Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension law has responded to the governor’s criticism of the ruling as an “unprecedented power grab by activist judges.” Justice Daniel Venters writes in an Op-Ed he is a conservative Republican who voted for… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More
Learn about the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. An investigation with NPR reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how industry and government failed to protect miners. Also review some of the reporting leading up to the FRONTLINE broadcast including: “Fatal Disease Outbreak Among Miners Spurs House Hearings On Coal… Read More
Brian Fleming was born into a lower-income family in a small factory town west of Detroit, Michigan. After joining the Army at 18 years old, he was blown up by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Now, as an author, speaker, and resilience trainer, he has enjoyed speaking to nearly half-a-million people in live audiences teaching… Read More
Episode 046: Business Journalist Mark Miller Discusses Retirement Strategies and Growing Through Trauma
Mark Miller, a journalist who often covers issues related to retirement and aging, writes three columns, including for Reuters, and his work appears in places like The New York Times and AARP Magazine. He is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living. It’s a helpful… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — The common noise heard around the Convocation Center tonight weren’t cheers or boos, instead they were whistles. In a game that featured 55 total fouls and 61 free throws, whistles were a common theme for both the Ohio women’s basketball team and Kent State Wednesday night. “It’s terrible for women’s basketball,” Ohio… Read More