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Rob Portman

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Says More Needed To Prevent Gun Violence


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Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he supports parts of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 17-point plan to curb gun violence in Ohio. Portman says he thinks more needs to be done to make sure people with mental health problems are in the federal background check system to flag gun purchases. “I think we can do more… Read More

A sign warns of an abandoned uranium mine. Two such mines, in addition to a former mill site, surround the Red Water Pond Road Community in the Navajo Nation.

While “Zombie” Mines Idle, Cleanup And Workers Remain In Limbo

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The sound of metal banging against metal broke the calm on the high mesa separating Colorado’s Paradox and Big Gypsum valleys. An old rusted headframe marked the entrance to an abandoned uranium mine that, from a distance, looked as if its workers were simply off on a lunch break. Jennifer Thurston, a local environmentalist, paused… Read More

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, gives a thumbs up as he arrives during an election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authorities Question Congressman’s Campaign Funds

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CINCINNATI (AP) – An attorney for a veteran Ohio Republican congressman says authorities are examining possible “financial malfeasance” in his campaign funds. Mark Braden says Rep. Steve Chabot of Cincinnati was “shocked and deeply disappointed” when informed of possible misappropriation of funds. Braden’s statement says “Chabot for Congress is prepared to fully cooperate and assist… Read More

Country Music Main Culture

‘Not Just Merle Haggard and Garth Brooks’: Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’

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On September 18, 1973, 26-year-old Gram Parsons was partying. The former member of The Byrds and founder of short-lived but greatly revered acts The Flying Burrito Brothers and the International Submarine Band was, at the time, not a celebrated, enormously influential figure in country western music. He was an alcoholic trust-fund kid with a serious… Read More

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Athens’ Inoculous Perfecting Chops With Numerous Live Performances

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Athens’s very own Inoculous will be performing this Thursday evening, September 12, at Casa Nueva. The up-and-coming math rock band has been taking Athens by storm, playing live shows nearly every week. The group consists of three members, Demetri Wolfe on guitar, Bryan Sheets on Drums, and Jake Evans on bass. Their three-track EP, Creature… Read More

Piles of coal

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Requesting Bond Payment from Coal Companies

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent letters to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law that requires a bond to cover employee wages. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that over the last few weeks, the cabinet wrote to 89 companies that have failed to pay the bond. Last… Read More

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Episode 075 : The Kind Campaign w/ Lauren Paul & Molly Thompson


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Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson are all about the Kind Campaign, a multi-platform movement that has transformed hundreds of thousands of lives, friendships, classrooms and communities around the world. They decided to create change by giving girls an opportunity to speak out about the universal experience of bullying. Learn more about the Kind Campaign on… Read More