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Former LGBT Center Director’s Reinstatement Denied, Appeal Process To Continue

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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

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W.Va. Lawmakers Forward Bill Despite Teachers’ Concerns

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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

Dairy Dilemma: Food Shelters Awash In Surplus Milk They Can’t Afford To Store

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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

Former Senator Slams Parole Board Members, Saying They Lack “Integrity, Decency”

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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