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Republican Lawmaker Endorses Democratic Nominee for Governor in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has picked up an endorsement from a Republican state lawmaker in his bid to unseat GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Sen. Dan Seum announced his support for Beshear in a video released Monday. Seum represents Bullitt County and part of Jefferson County. Seum says Bevin… Read More

State Official Says Youth Behavioral Facility Clean, Safe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The director of Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has toured a youth behavioral facility after reports of alleged violence and sexual abuse against children and staff and describes its environment as clean and safe. WBNS-TV reports Director Lori Criss’s statement after recently touring Sequel Pomegranate in Columbus said… Read More

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Kentucky Schools Working on ‘In God We Trust’ Displays

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Schools across Kentucky are working to fulfill a new state law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in a prominent place before classes begin. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some school districts, including Jessamine and Franklin, have put up plaques while some, including Jefferson County Public Schools, plan to use… Read More

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West Virginia Deputy Hospitalized After Possible Fentanyl Exposure

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia deputy was hospitalized after coming into contact with the dangerous opioid fentanyl. WCHS-TV reports that Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said the deputy pulled over a man on Route 40 on Friday afternoon after the deputy thought the man was having a medical problem. Zerkle said when the… Read More

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State Prison Inmates May be Offered Tattoo Removal Services

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State prison officials say inmates in Ohio prisons may soon be offered tattoo removal services. The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Annette Chambers-Smith says the state is researching costs and logistics of removing tattoos on prisoners’ faces, necks and hands. She says tattoos can hurt inmates’… Read More

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Petitions to Get City Ticket Tax Issue on Ballot Fall Short

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say opponents of two new taxes on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales in Ohio’s capital city didn’t collect enough valid signatures to put the matter on the November ballot. The Columbus Dispatch reports the elections board validated less than half of the 22,000-plus signatures submitted for a referendum. They were short… Read More

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Inclusive Healthcare and Social Justice: Disrupting Racial Inequalities Through Narrative Medicine


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Racial inequalities in healthcare are well-documented across the United States. Medical schools are developing curricular innovations to reduce implicit racial bias and other forms of discrimination. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Tracy Shaub talks about the Open Book Project at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Open Book Project is… Read More