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Snoop Dogg, Sheila E. and members of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic including Bootsy Collins and George Clinton perform onstage during the GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends

Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® | October 18 at 9


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Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends® Honors Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, Dionne Warwick and More October 18 on PBS Features performances by Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Mathis, Sheila E, Patti Austin, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter and select honorees   In collaboration with… Read More

Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

Judge Will Halt Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma, Its Owners For 6 Months

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A judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and its owners for six months in hopes of finalizing a settlement over the OxyContin maker’s role in the national opioid crisis, he said Friday. In a hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain strongly brushed aside the argument from a group of state attorneys general that lawsuits… Read More

Tony Silvernail with a handful of crumbled hemp, on his farm near Frankfort, Kentucky.

Hemp Farmers Form Cooperatives Amid Growth And Uncertainty

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Tony Silvernail swings a heavy machete at a stalk of bushy hemp and chops the plant near the root, grabbing the five-foot-tall shoot with his sun-weathered hand. It’s an unusually hot October day on his farm, Beyond The Bridge LLC, tucked in the hills outside of Frankfort, Kentucky. But the heat doesn’t faze Silvernail, sporting… Read More

A handgun

Key Lawmakers Want To Focus On Dangerous People, Not Their Weapons

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun plan calls for using the so-called “pink slip” process to separate people thought to be dangerous from their guns. But a top lawmaker is questioning that approach. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says many Republicans in the House don’t think reducing gun access is necessarily going to deal with the gun violence problem. “We really… Read More

Gene Pierce, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, talks to journalists outside of the federal courthouse in downtown Columbus.

Anti-Nuclear Bailout Group Argues Against Opponent Tactics In Federal Court

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Opponents of the nuclear power plant bailout are waiting for a ruling from a federal judge after arguing for more time to circulate referendum petitions to put the law onto next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts told the judge that a state elections law that requires them to file what’s known as “Form 15”… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse behind trees

Ohio House Votes to Repeal State Sales Tax on Tampons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposal repealing Ohio’s sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products has cleared the Ohio House. Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, calls Thursday’s unanimous vote “a victory for all women in Ohio.” Antani and Democratic state Rep. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, co-sponsored legislation repealing the so-called “pink… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

W.Va. School Suspends Sorority Over Drug, Hazing Claims

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Marshall University has suspended a sorority over allegations of illegal drug use and hazing. The university on Thursday announced a cease-and-desist order against the Delta Upsilon chapter of Delta Zeta, suspending all chapter actives, meetings and social events. University President Jerome Gilbert says the university is now investigating the allegations…. Read More

Kentucky on a map

Kentucky Democrats File Lawsuit Over Voter ‘Inactive List’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Democratic Party contends in a new lawsuit that the State Board of Elections placed 175,000 registered voters on an “inactive list,” possibly infringing on their right to vote. Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Ben Self said in a statement the party determined the lawsuit was necessary to prevent “unfair burdens”… Read More