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China says the deal would cover intellectual property protections and currency manipulation, but no details have been released.
Coal River Mountain Watch’s history of resistance to mountaintop coal mining is plastered across the wood-paneled walls of the group’s modest office in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Framed photos, many of demonstrators being handcuffed, dot the walls. In the back of the building, a floor-to-ceiling length tapestry depicts the “true cost of coal” as envisioned… Read More
The fast-moving development of brain-machine interfaces got a boost when Elon Musk announced the work for Neuralink, his new company devoted to implantable devices to enhance cognition and better marry our brains with super-computing. His competitor, fellow tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson of Kernel, weighs in on why he thinks advancing cognition can solve all the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Department of Justice has announced awards of nearly $38 million to West Virginia to fight crime and improve community safety. A statement from the agency on Friday says almost $8 million of the award will be dedicated to supporting families and crime victims affected by the opioid crisis. Funding also… Read More
In his first year as governor, Mike DeWine seemed to get along well with state lawmakers – including those who’d had a fractured relationship with his predecessor, John Kasich. But there were some disagreements. (NOTE: The full interview with Gov. Mike DeWine will air on “The State of Ohio” this weekend. Watch it at the link posted here.)… Read More
LSU quarterback and Athens High School alumnus Joe Burrow is The Associated Press college football player of the year after a landslide vote. Burrow, who has led the top-ranked Tigers to an unbeaten season and their first College Football Playoff appearance, received 51 of 54 first-place votes from AP Top 25 poll voters and a total… Read More
Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature. Sneakthief is an acoustic pop punk oriented Athens-based band made up of Daniel Palmer and Joe Fradette. Daniel Palmer – After graduating last December, music… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Board of Education is once again trying to reduce high school graduation requirements. News outlets report the board voted Wednesday to open two proposals to public comment until Jan. 24. One such proposal involves lessening the number of social studies credits required to graduate. It would essentially require… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A wastewater treatment plant in West Virginia is receiving more than $1.4 million to repair damage caused by severe flooding in 2017. Officials say the grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is going to the city of McMechen’s sewer treatment plant in Marshall County. The plant was damaged during… Read More
Nearly 75,000 Ohioans have registered with the state to receive medical marijuana. Of those, just over 51,000 have actually purchased the product. Those involved with the program propose some changes they say will improve it for everyone. Erin Reed, the Board of Pharmacy’s Director of Medical Marijuana, says proposed changes to the program will make it work better…. Read More
Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in a series of best-of lists. Radio Free Athens’ host of Out of the Afternoon, Art Cromwell Suggested Listening: At the end of the year (particularly during the holidays), we’re usually… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After 14 hours of debate, the committee punted the vote late Thursday night, amid GOP objections. The Democrat-led panel approved the articles and will now send them to the full House.
Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature. Jessica Jones is a Columbus native and a senior in the Integrated Media Production at Ohio University. Jessica enjoys collecting vintage clothes and accessories and… Read More