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WATCH: How Has Campaigning Changed Amid COVID-19?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected campaigning not only for candidates, but also the Americans volunteering for them. PBS NewsHour’s Daniel Bush, who was recently reporting in Michigan, noticed in-person campaigning restrictions recently beginning to loosen. There is still a ban on large gatherings in most states, but some campaign volunteers are… Read More

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Ohio Prisons Director Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of Ohio’s prison system has announced that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. Annette Chambers-Smith is head of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, which oversees Ohio’s 46,000 inmates. Chambers-Smith told staff that she received the results Monday after being tested Friday because she wasn’t feeling well. The… Read More

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Lawmakers Set Sights On Dark Money Transparency

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns. The bills are in reaction to an alleged racketeering scheme involving a dark money organization and Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford). One bipartisan bill, HB737, would create reporting requirements for entities that make political… Read More

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W.Va. Attorneys Seek Names Of Babies Born Exposed To Drugs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A group of West Virginia attorneys are asking a judge to force the state to release the names of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. The Herald-Dispatch reports the lawyers want the names so they can send families a notice of pending litigation and… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms One New COVID-19 Cases For July 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 319 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one additional case was confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent July 27. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the case. An analysis… Read More

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Immigrant West African women featured on POV “Chez Jolie Coiffure” – August 3 at 10 pm


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From http://icarusfilms.com “Chez Jolie Coiffure” on POV Monday, August 3 at 10 pm Sabine’s hands move quickly and precisely as she tightly braids hair in her tiny salon. The sign outside offers African, European, or American hairstyles. Sabine is a charismatic, larger than-life personality crammed into a tiny shop in the immigrant Brussels district of… Read More

In this July 26, 1990 file photo, President George H. W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Joining the president are, from left, Evan Kemp, chairman of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission; Rev. Harold Wilke; Sandra Parrino, chairman of the National Council on Disability, and Justin Dart, chairman of The President's Council on Disabilities. TheAmericans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990.

WATCH: 30 Years After ADA, Inaccessibility Persists For The Disabled

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, NewsHour looks at what the landmark civil rights law, which guarantees equal access to public resources and employment to disabled people has achieved and how much work remains. Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, assistant professor at the University of Michigan and a disabled person… Read More

FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, shut down in November 2019.

Power Failure: A Massive Bribery Scheme Could Change Ohio Valley Energy Systems

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (OVR) — One of the country’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, with a large presence in the Ohio Valley, has emerged at the center of a $60 million bribery and racketeering scheme related to Ohio’s controversial energy bill that bailed out several struggling nuclear and coal plants On Tuesday, federal investigators arrested one of… Read More