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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration’s proposed threshold. The current overtime salary threshold is set at $23,660, Brown says his plan would make overtime pay available for more than 4.6 million… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump has tweeted support for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as state lawmakers wrangle over education policy. Trump on Monday boosted the Republican governor, writing “One size doesn’t fit all – I support West Virginia Schools. Keep up the great work, WVGovernor Big Jim Justice – I am with… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates now have their own wide-ranging education proposal that would allow the state’s first charter schools. Lawmakers in an education committee approved the plan Monday, sending it to the full GOP-controlled House. Teachers have packed the Capitol to protest a similar Senate Republican proposal… Read More
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – Court officials say the parents of a 4-month-old boy found dead in an Ohio well have pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder, kidnapping and corpse abuse. Court officials in Scioto County say 39-year-old Jessica Groves and 41-year-old Daniel Groves, of Otway, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portsmouth in the… Read More
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a “natural” plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A legislative proposal would help Ohio parents keep custody of troubled children who require desperately needed and expensive services. A measure in the Senate version of Ohio’s two-year budget is aimed at so-called “multisystem youths” who need help from service agencies that cover disabilities, child welfare and mental health. Ohio’s current… Read More
The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has ruled that electric car charging stations are not utilities and do not need to be subject to regulation. The ruling is intended to remove any ambiguity over the legal status of charging stations. The commission says it should also pave the way for more stations… Read More
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio abortion clinic’s future is now up to the state’s Supreme Court. Justices will decide whether to hear an appeal by Women’s Med Center, the Dayton area’s last abortion clinic. It continues operating during a long-running licensure dispute. At issue is Women’s Med’s inability to secure the waiver and written… Read More
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A sentencing hearing has been moved up for a self-avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3. A notice filed in… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia teachers are again protesting at the Capitol as the House of Delegates reconvenes for the special legislative session on education. The House met Monday morning and then broke off into committees to debate bills. Educators are filling the statehouse’s halls to speak out against a sweeping Senate GOP proposal… Read More
Quirky Belgium Crime Drama PROFESSOR T Airing on WOUB Beginning June 23, 2019 PBS Distribution proudly announces the second international drama series from Walter’s Choice – PROFESSOR T, which will begin airing on WOUB Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm. Bill Young, Vice President, Television Programming, KERA comments “With viewers really responding to MODUS,… Read More
Collaborative Art as Social Justice: Building Inclusive Communities for Individuals with Developmental Differences
Sheltered workshops refer to rehabilitative and vocational programs for individuals with developmental differences. On this episode of Defining Moments, Patty Mitchell and Susan Dlouhy reflect on their efforts to revolutionize sheltered workshops through the Creative Abundance Model. This model relies on collaborative art programming to foster self-expression, create employment opportunities, and build inclusive communities. Patty… Read More