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Retired Huntington Workers Won’t Have to Return Overpaid Pensions

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city isn’t going to force retired police officers and firefighters to return miscalculated and overpaid pension payments. The Herald-Dispatch reports the Huntington City Council decided Monday to keep the overpaid pensions where they are and correct any underfunded pensions. Those whose pensions were underpaid will also receive back pay…. Read More

A sign promotes a climate activist group in Athens, Ohio

WATCH: Despite Extreme Weather and Surging Activism, 2019 Saw Political Paralysis on Climate

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By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news on climate change, with grim warnings about what could happen in the future along with extreme weather events occurring now. The year also saw a global protest movement, initiated by young people, arise to try to tackle the problem. But as Miles O’Brien… Read More

A large balloon in support of the Heartbeat Bill.

2019 Year in Review – Attempts to Ban Abortion in Ohio Continue

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Abortion was a big issue in Ohio in 2019, as it has been for several years.  A strict abortion ban was one of the 21 bills that passed, and more bills are still under consideration. The remnants from Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaugural party were barely removed from the Statehouse before the controversial bill to ban… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

Marshall University’s Marching Band to Perform in London Parade

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — London’s New Year’s Day Parade is set to feature a little touch of West Virginia. Marshall University’s marching band is heading to perform in London’s parade ringing in 2020. The college announced the performance on Friday and says more than 100 band members are scheduled to take part in the parade…. Read More