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Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A multi-pronged education bill opposed by West Virginia teachers’ unions has passed the House of Delegates after lengthy debate. The House voted 71-29 Thursday to endorse a watered down version of the bill passed last week by the Senate. The hottest debate has been over the establishment of charter schools, whose… Read More
Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET President Trump will support a border security funding compromise reached by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but he also will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall he’s pushed for along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A widespread water outage that’s impacting about 100,000 customers in the Dayton-area is being blamed on leaking pipes under the Great Miami River. Affected customers in Dayton and Montgomery County are being asked to boil their water before using it. Nine of the 16 public school districts in Montgomery County are… Read More
Two state senators say Ohio needs to join all other states in developing a comprehensive plan to deal with rising numbers of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia that are likely in the next few decades. “We have a runaway train coming at us. That train is fueled by demographics,” said Sen. Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). He… Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it will move forward with a series of actions to regulate toxic fluorinated chemicals, including proposing drinking water limits by the end of this year. In its long-awaited “PFAS Action Plan,” EPA laid out a series of actions to address the widespread contamination of fluorinated PFAS chemicals. Those… Read More