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In the Pitfalls of Advocacy, A Portrait of One Survivor’s Resilience Under the Spotlight in ‘On Her Shoulders’ Premieres Monday, July 22, 2019 Away from the podium, a Yazidi survivor must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people’s good intentions After surviving the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaping sexual slavery at the… Read More
The Virginia court’s sentence is largely symbolic. Last month, a federal judge sentenced Fields to life in prison for killing a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in 2017.
A day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe the Democratic lawmakers, President Trump said the four women of color should apologize to him.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says charges are being filed in a fire that occurred at the old River Valley High School. In a press release released Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said an investigation “led to the identification of several persons of interest” believed to be responsible for starting the fire, which… Read More
A new version of the comprehensive energy bill, HB6, was introduced in the Ohio Senate on Monday that would charge residential ratepayers $0.85 a month on their electric bills to bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants. That fee, along with charges to commercial and industrial users, would generate $170 million. Of that money,… Read More
With drug use surging in the past decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?
A few weeks back, Huntington, West Virginia’s Flat Tracker came by WOUB’s Radio A for an in-studio performance of “Last Will and Testament,” “Needful Things,” “R.A.C.,” and the yet-to-be-released “Road Soda.” The band also stuck around for a brief interview, which you can hear at the end of the feature. The audio for this feature… Read More
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP) – As black lung disease surges in Appalachia, some coal miners are going to Washington, D.C., to lobby for restoration of a tax that coal companies pay to a trust fund to help former workers with the illness. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports about 120 miners will advocate in the nation’s capital… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican who is Ohio’s elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic lawmakers, particularly from the Cleveland… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More
Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday. Two sticking points appear to be the House’s drop in the income tax deduction many small businesses can take, and the Senate’s increase of the House’s income tax cuts. Sen. Dave Burke… Read More
On Thursday, July 25, the Athens County Public Library (30 Home Street, Athens) will present Seeing Jazz: America in Motion in the 1940s, featuring guest speaker Dr. Art Cromwell of the Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the large meeting room in… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia State Parks initiative is creating habitat for monarch butterflies. Chief Logan State Park naturalist Lauren Cole told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that she has spent the last two years trying to make the park a more attractive place for butterflies, honeybees and other desirable insects. The Pollinator Habitat Expansion Initiative involves… Read More
Declining coal tax revenues place coal-reliant counties in Appalachia at risk of fiscal collapse, according to new research from the centrist Brookings Institution and Columbia University. Policies designed to prevent further climate change would accelerate that decline, the report found, but could also provide a new stream of revenue to help communities rebound from coal’s… Read More
City of Angels, a musical with all the trappings of Hollywood comedy and a detective drama combined into one performance, will open at the Zanesville Community Theatre on Friday, July 19. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on July 19, 20, 26 and 27, with two Sunday matinees on July 21 and 28 at 2:30… Read More