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The Supreme Court’s ‘Landmark Decision’ On Tribal Sovereignty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed Native American rights to millions of acres of land in eastern Oklahoma. The 5-4 opinion granted jurisdictional control to the Muscogee Nation and extends to four neighboring tribal nations, which together make up more than half the state. Allison Herrera, a reporter for KOSU public… Read More

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor delivered the annual State of the Judiciary speech in September 2019.

Chief Justice Speaks Out On Masks, Rights And “Duty To Fellow Ohioans”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans in a total of 12 counties will be required to wear masks starting Friday at 6pm. But there continue to be questions about the enforcement and legality of that and other public health orders, as lawmakers push back on some of the state’s COVID-19 responses. Shutdown orders and… Read More

Clashes Between “Defend The Police” And “Defend Our Community” End Peacefully

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon uptown Athens hosted two protests that, despite its tense moments ended with a symbolic gesture of peace. According to a Facebook event page, the “Defend the Police” (DTP) event asked people to gather at the Athens County Courthouse on July 5 to “show support… Read More

Uptown Athens on March 10, 2020.

Some Athens Businesses Close (Again) Due To COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Some restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in uptown Athens have closed again after the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in the county.  Several of these establishments reported on social media that at least one employee tested positive for the virus.  Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina announced its closure on its Facebook… Read More

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Judge Deals Blow To Kentucky Governor’s Executive Orders

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky circuit court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against future executive orders related to the COVID-19 crisis. The Courier-Journal reports the order comes in a lawsuit from the Kentucky agriculture commissioner and an orchard and cider mill in Georgetown. The Kentucky attorney general also intervened in support of… Read More

Carolyn Lewis

Sixth Annual Athena Award Nominations Now Open

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The Athena Award recognizes outstanding contributions and service toward persons with disabilities in the Athens community. The City of Athens is seeking names of community members who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. If you know someone, please submit a nomination for the annual Award. Athena Award nominees… Read More