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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