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The compromise was negotiated between the administration and Hill leaders and avoids a fiscal fight around the 2020 election. The deal suspends the debt limit for 2 years, heading off a default.
Dozens of food companies have promised to stop their suppliers from clearing forests in order to grow crops or graze cattle. Now the companies have a tool to monitor those farmers from space.
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some structures were completely consumed by the blaze, and five to seven people were unaccounted… Read More
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Records show West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reports Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several counties in Virginia. Justice lists more than 100 businesses in his most recent financial statement, including coal,… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has pushed abortion to the forefront of his reelection campaign by lashing out at his Democratic challenger and a federal judge who struck down an abortion law. The Republican incumbent accused Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear of taking “blood money” from an abortion-clinic operator who attended a… Read More
Ohio is pumping more money into a program that protects children from abuse and exploitation online, but while the money will go towards important resources, state leaders say parents still play the most vital role. Lawmakers added $1 million into Ohio’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force fund. The group, which investigates child abuse imagery… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A ban on electronic cigarettes and vaping products has started at West Virginia University. The WVU Board of Governors in February approved the ban that took effect Thursday. The policy applies to WVU properties in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The only exception will be in designated smoking areas at large athletic… Read More
For the past two years, The Coal Cave Hollow Boys have been cultivating a name for themselves within the thriving Appalachian bluegrass community with almost relentless playing (they are slated to perform about 200 shows this year, alone,) and crafting original tunes that touch on genuine, and sometimes gritty, aspects of life throughout the region…. Read More
Making the short trek from Columbus to Nelsonville, The Cordial Sins joined us at the Gladden House Sessions Friday as the third session of the day. Combining front woman Liz Fisher’s training in classical violin and her spunky vocals with cofounder Corey Dickerson’s gritty guitar riffs, the Cordial Sins’ alternative rock-pop sensation came to life… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest rally will be a test for both candidate and crowd. The Cincinnati gathering Thursday night will be Trump’s first since his audience chanted “Send her back!” about a Somali-born congresswoman during a July rally in North Carolina , raising the prospect of a 2020 presidential campaign increasingly fought along racial… Read More
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man accused of stealing a bulldozer and driving it into the porch of a house after an argument with the home’s resident has been arrested on charges including theft and criminal damaging. Akron police say Randy Schiffbauer, of Akron, is accused of taking the bulldozer from a… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. A notice filed in federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia said the auction was scheduled for Thursday morning at the Cincinnati law office of attorneys representing Blackjewel. Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy last week offered $20.6 million as the stalking… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As students prepare to head back to class, buyers get a bit of a break on certain school supplies and clothing during Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday this weekend. It runs Friday through Sunday. The tax exemption applies to clothing items priced at $75 or less, certain school supplies priced at… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say five officers from the department’s now-disbanded vice unit face discipline for a raid on a strip club last year that resulted in the arrest of Stormy Daniels. The department said Wednesday that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to firing. The officers include a commander,… Read More
Some advocates for equal career opportunity assumed that, if a diverse mix of people is hired, eventually everyone would work well together. Consultant and executive coach Rob Jones says it’s not been that simple. Today’s organizations include people from a broad variety of cultural backgrounds, but not everyone is heard. Jones shares ideas about… Read More