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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

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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

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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

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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