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Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action, collects signatures for the HB6 Referendum at Land Grant Brewery. This was one of several public events the referendum group held to collect signatures.

Nuclear Bailout Law to Go Into Effect After Referendum Group Misses Deadline

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The anti-nuclear bailout group, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, did not turn in their collected signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office by the deadline set in order to hold a referendum. However, the group is hoping a federal court will rule in favor of their request to extend the deadline in order for them… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Defends Medicaid Expansion in Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Andy Beshear has offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion as he promotes an issue that’s become a flash point in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear toured an addiction treatment center in Louisville on Monday. Afterward, he praised the Medicaid expansion that added more than 400,000… Read More

Opioid Epidemic graphic

4 More Public Forums Set in W.Va. on Substance Use Response

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Four more public forums are set this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia. The meetings are scheduled for Monday at the University of Charleston student union ballroom, Tuesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office training center in Martinsburg, Wednesday at Wheeling University’s Swint Hall and Thursday… Read More

Pike County Library Books

State Gets $43M in Grants Aimed at Boosting Child Literacy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Efforts to improve child literacy in Ohio are getting a boost from a federal grant worth $42 million over five years. The state Department of Education says the funding will help create “model literacy sites” implementing practices to improve literacy in preschools and elementary, middle and high schools across Ohio. Officials… Read More

Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) talks about the state budget last year.

Sponsor Of DeWine’s Gun Bill Defends Proposal, Saying It Will Pass

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The sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun violence proposal said it’s a plan that can pass – though it’s getting criticism for not including mandatory background checks or a red flag gun seizure law. Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) said there’s a simple reason the required background checks plan DeWine called for right after the Dayton mass shooting isn’t… Read More

Kentucky on a map

Ky. Supreme Court Candidates Offer Starkly Different Resumes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A veteran appellate judge and a prominent lawmaker are highlighting their different resumes while making their case to voters in competing for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. State Sen. Whitney Westerfield and Judge Christopher Shea Nickell are vying to represent a 24-county western Kentucky district on the state’s highest… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Companies Reach Tentative Deal to Settle Opioids Lawsuit With 2 Ohio Counties

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday, according to a lead lawyer for the local governments suing the drug industry. The… Read More