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Sen. Paul Examines Land Ownership Issue in National Forest

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WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hasn’t given up on a proposal to have the government sell some land in the Daniel Boone National Forest in McCreary County for potential commercial development. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Republican held a meeting in McCreary County on Thursday to talk about the costs… Read More

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Pipeline Protester Arrested, Faces Felony Charge

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LINDSIDE, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia official says a North Carolina man protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been charged with a felony. Monroe County Circuit Court deputy clerk Andrea Preston told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that 22-year-old Holden Dometrius was charged Thursday with threat of terrorist acts after chaining himself to a piece… Read More

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WV Residents Can Apply for Free Community College Program

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Applications are being accepted for West Virginia’s free community and technical college program. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the state Community and Technical College System has debuted a website for West Virginia residents to apply. State Development Office Executive director Michael Graney says a handful of college offerings were excluded from the… Read More

New OK for Out-of-Sight Flights Expands Ohio Drone Research

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Researchers will expand testing of defense-related drone technology with new permission to fly beyond their line of sight in a limited area of Ohio. The Federal Aviation Administration authorized that after the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the state developed new technology called SkyVision, which functions as sort of air… Read More

Report: 80,000 Distracted Driving Crashes In Ohio In Last Five Years

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Those crashes killed at least 268 people and injured more than 3,000. Gov. Mike DeWine is fighting back with a panel to make some policy recommendations based on a new report. The report from a task force formed last year says it believes smart phones are a reason why traffic deaths have increased in four of… Read More

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Drug Company Gilead Gives $11M To Halt Hep C Rise In Ohio Valley

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Drug maker Gilead Sciences will give $11.3 million to help prevent and treat hepatitis C in Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. That money is part of a five-year project aimed at a region that’s been hit hard by the viral disease. About 43,000 people in Kentucky have hepatitis C, according to recent estimates from Emory University. A 2017 report showed… Read More