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U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.
Editor’s Note: delfin bautista uses the pronouns they/them, and does not capitalize their name. ATHENS (WOUB) — The former director of Ohio University’s LGBT Center plans to take the next step in the grievance process after the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion refused to reverse her decision to remove them. “Based on the fact… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide… Read More
The deal would open the government through Feb. 15, a House Democratic source says. The potential breakthrough comes as federal workers missed a second paycheck and airports reported major delays.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia Senate committee has forwarded a draft bill to revamp the state’s education system. The Republican-led Senate Education Committee voted 7-5 along party lines Friday to send the draft to the Senate Finance Committee. Two committee members were absent. At the end of the five-hour hearing, some Democrats said… Read More
Cyndi Kirkhart has some 26,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, West Virginia, where she is executive director. That sounds like a lot of space. But very little of it is cooler space. “This is the only cooler we have,” Kirkhart said, stepping into a walk-in cooler the size of… Read More
A former state senator has left the Ohio Parole Board, saying there are serious problems with how the prisons system is operated. Former Sen. Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) spent three years on the parole board, but left last month out of what she calls “sheer frustration”. “They operate without any integrity. They don’t seem to care… Read More
The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected airports in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.
The plan, expected to meet with a swift legal challenge, comes out of talks with Mexican officials. The administration is implementing it first at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia teachers are back on edge after the introduction of a bill aimed at revamping the state’s education system took aim at unions less than a year after a lengthy strike resulted in better pay. The Senate education committee on Thursday discussed a draft version of the bill, which has… Read More