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Pharmacy benefit managers are the focus of proposed regulations that could reduce drug costs for seniors and cut profits for middlemen. It could set a precedent for the broader market.
It’s been two years since President Donald Trump took office and began rolling back environmental regulations on the coal industry. At a November rally in Huntington, West Virginia, the president took credit for a coal comeback in front of a cheering crowd. “We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal and we’re putting our coal… Read More
“The federal government already has a recruitment problem, right?” said one expert. If “you watch this play out for the last 35 days, are you saying to yourself, ‘Sign me up for that?’ Probably not.”
Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.
Donald Trump Jr. did not call his father from his cellphone as he was arranging a Trump Tower meeting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to new reports.
“When an agreement is so brazenly disregarded and our security is so openly threatened, we must respond,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
The federal government shutdown is over but some Ohio Valley farmers are still dealing with its effects as they try to sign up for federal relief payments and find ways to substitute for missing information caused by a delay in important government reports. The American Farm Bureau Federation said 62 reports were delayed during the shutdown. These reports range… Read More
The 49-year-old New Jersey Democratic senator has long been seen as a likely presidential candidate. Booker, a former mayor of Newark, raised a national profile with an early embrace of social media.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Three groups critical of an education reform bill moving through the West Virginia Senate say they’re ready to take statewide action. The West Virginia Education Association, West Virginia School Service Personnel Association and American Federation of Teachers say they’ll take action if it’s merited. The groups are opposed to the bill,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Chief Justice Beth Walker has named a new chairman of the Business Court Division, which handles complex commercial litigation between businesses. The Supreme Court said in a news release Thursday that Walker signed an order naming 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Michael D. Lorensen chairman of the division, effective Friday…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials in Kentucky have delayed the start of some new eligibility rules for a portion of its Medicaid population. Kentucky is one of 36 states to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to cover more people. President Donald Trump’s administration gave Kentucky permission to require those people… Read More
Ohio’s senior US Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. But three campaign experts in Ohio have thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour. Former Democratic National Committee chair David Wilhelm managed President Bill Clinton’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Men alleging Ohio State ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by a team doctor are recommending their lawsuits be handled by one of the mediation teams used in nationally known cases involving Michigan State and Penn State. But Ohio State said it won’t agree to those mediators because the handling of those… Read More
Southeast Ohio’s LGBTQ community has been receiving additional support and programming since January 2017 thanks to an organization that prioritizes the needs of queer people in the region. The Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance (SEORA), an organization mainly made up of Athens locals, seeks to provide educational resources, queer safe spaces and a sense of community… Read More
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
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school student has admitted bringing a loaded gun to school. The 16-year-old boy appeared in Butler County Juvenile Court this week on felony charges of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon at school and receiving stolen property. The Dayton Daily News reports Hamilton police say he brought a loaded .25-caliber… Read More
Won’t You Be My Neighbor, The Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD,” To Air on Independent Lens Saturday, February 9, 2019 on PBS From Academy Award®-Winning Director Morgan Neville Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the acclaimed documentary from Morgan Neville (the Oscar®-winning “20 Feet from Stardom”), is scheduled to air Saturday, February… Read More
Nelsonville-York kept hanging around. Every time the unbeaten Vinton County Lady Vikings scored to extend their lead, the Lady Buckeyes had a response. They chipped away from a double-digit halftime deficit to get the lead down to six with a few minutes remaining. Lacie Williams had the three that capped off the night. Williams hit… Read More
Lady Bulldog’s junior guard Laura Manderick drained her second free throw with 3:56 remaining in the first half to score her 1,000th career point. The game was stopped in honor of her achievement and Manderick took the game ball up to her father and they embraced each other. “It was pretty special and probably one… Read More