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Kentucky Judge Rules Against Unvaccinated Student in Lawsuit

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WALTON, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky judge has ruled against a student who sued after he wasn’t allowed to play basketball because he wasn’t vaccinated for chickenpox. In the lawsuit against the Northern Kentucky Health Department, 18-year-old Jerome Kunkel claimed the vaccine is against his religious beliefs. WXIX-TV in Cincinnati reports Boone County Circuit Judge… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Montana Joins Ohio Attorney General in Support of Health Law

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana’s attorney general has joined his Ohio counterpart in opposing a Texas judge’s ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act. The court filing Monday by Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, both Republicans, goes against the Trump administration’s position that the Obama-era health care law… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Disgruntled Ex-State Employee Sent Fake Facebook Message

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former West Virginia state employee has pleaded guilty in a case over a fake Facebook message that was intended to discredit and remove from office an administrative law judge in 2017. News outlets report former state Workers’ Compensation Office employee Nancy Lorraine Workman pleaded guilty Monday to one count of… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

National Popular Vote Movement Gets Pushback From Conservatives

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A group is working to put before Ohio voters a constitutional amendment requiring the state’s presidential electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote. But a conservative group is pushing back on that idea. Democratic candidates and groups around the country have suggested abolishing the electoral college. But Rob Walgate with the… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Electoral College Reform Supporters Start Ballot Effort In Ohio

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A group has filed paperwork to allow voters to join a national effort to get rid of electoral votes and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes. Attorney General Dave Yost has certified the ballot language summary. Now it’s up to the Ballot Board to give the okay for a national group to begin… Read More