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WATCH: Visiting the Most Vulnerable Place on Earth: the ‘Doomsday Glacier’

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The Thwaites Glacier is the largest, most menacing source of rising sea levels all over the world, and it is melting at an alarming rate. For years, scientists have warily watched it from afar, but in November, a team set out on a perilous journey to investigate what is happening below. PBS NewsHour science correspondent… Read More

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Photo ID Bill Advances in Kentucky but Draws Threat of Legal Challenge

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – As Kentucky legislators advance a bill to require voters to show a government-issued ID to cast a ballot, a civil-liberties group says it might mount a challenge if the bill becomes law. The Republican-backed measure cleared a House committee on a party-line vote Thursday. Opponents raised concerns the photo ID requirement… Read More

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Latest Ohio Opioid Deal Aims to Appease Cities, Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Local governments would get more authority over how Ohio’s share of a national opioid settlement is spent – but their guaranteed percentage would remain at 30% – under an updated draft of the deal for divvying up the money that is being negotiated with the governor and attorney general. Some municipalities… Read More

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Panel: Add New License Photos to Facial Recognition Database

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A committee studying changes to Ohio’s facial recognition database has recommended that updated driver’s license photos be added to the database. The proposal came out of the Attorney General’s Facial Recognition Task Force report released Thursday. It would update the law enforcement database with driver’s license photos taken after 2011. The… Read More

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Vinton County Can’t Keep Momentum, Lose to Warriors

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LOGAN, Ohio- The Vinton Country Vikings struggled in multiple facets against the Warren Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, and faltered in the second half to lose 64-44. To start the game off the Vikings struggled to get momentum and lacked when it came to shooting. This had allowed the Warriors to get… Read More

Anna Cunningham testifies about the rape she endured and the stories she's heard from other survivors before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee.

Survivors, Prosecutors Speak Out For Bill to End Time Limit on Rape Cases

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For the first time since November, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate the time limit on prosecuting rapes. Jane Bryan is still haunted by the late night rape of her mother by a man who broke into their Akron home in 1991, while she and her siblings slept in the next room…. Read More

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David L. Harris to Bring Musical Honesty and Expression to Stuart’s Feb. 27

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On Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m., acclaimed New Orleans-based trombonist, composer, actor, clinician and Antoine Courtois performing artist David L. Harris will perform at Stuart’s Opera House as a part of their Other Voices Program. The program features community gatherings brought together by live music, daytime workshops for regional public school students, and potluck… Read More