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Senators Seeking Faster EPA Action On PFAS Chemical Pollution

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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators including West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito this week introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals used in flame retardants. They have been detected in at least… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: Town Mountain

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Last year Asheville, NC based contemporary bluegrass outfit Town Mountain released New Freedom Blues, a swirling, beautiful, viscerally powerful album that combines elements of Americana, honky-tonk, and country music. WOUB spoke to Zach Smith (upright bass) about the making of New Freedom Blues, his path from ceramic student to musician, and the band’s upcoming performance at the… Read More

Ohio State Loses Bid for Release of Medical Board Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge says it’s not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University can publicly share information from an old medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. A law firm is investigating allegations about the late Richard Strauss for Ohio State. The school plans… Read More

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

Grimes Predicts About 12.5% Turnout for Kentucky Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns. Grimes says it’s… Read More

As Ohio Valley Ponders Plastics Growth, Report Warns Of Threat to Climate

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As a new plastics industry emerges in the Ohio Valley, a report by environmental groups warns that the expansion of plastics threatens the world’s ability to keep climate change at bay. The report released Wednesday by the Center for International Environmental Law, Environmental Integrity Project, FracTracker Alliance, and others used publicly available emissions data and original research… Read More

W.Va. Officials Plan for Measles at World Scout Jamboree

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia state health officials and Boy Scout leaders say they’re preparing for the possibility that some children may bring measles to the World Scout Jamboree this summer. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports officials are encouraging measles vaccinations for the 45,000 Scouts and leaders expected to travel across the world and country… Read More

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Health System: Delay Patient Deaths’ Lawsuits During Probe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio health system wants to put on hold civil lawsuits over allegations that a doctor ordered excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients who died. Mount Carmel Health System found that the doctor, William Husel, ordered potentially fatal drug doses for 29 central Ohio patients over several years. The system… Read More

W. Va. Joins Four Other States in Suing OxyContin Maker

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) – Five state attorneys general have announced new lawsuits against the maker of OxyContin as they seek to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid crisis. Filings were announced Thursday by officials in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin. With the suits, 45 states are now taking legal action… Read More