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Some of the 1,000 solar panels that are part of a green energy project on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation frame the landscape near Cannon Ball, N.D., where the grand opening for the energy farm that was borne partly out of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 and 2017 was held. Revenue generated from the 30 kilowatt farm is currently being used to power a community center and gymnasium in Cannon Ball. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Appalachian Solar Dreams Become Realities As Money Flows In To A Community In Kentucky

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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The promise of solar energy for small, rural communities, and particularly those recovering from the decline of the coal industry, is twofold: job creation, and revenue. Money is flowing into solar energy—  the Appalachian Regional Commission just funded a major regional solar financing program, and a massive solar farm may… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Three COVID-Related Deaths Have Been Reported In Athens County, Along With 26 New Cases For Oct. 12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 71 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Tuesday. The county also has now had 7,569 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 new cases were reported for the same day…. Read More

Secretary of State Frank LaRose presents a proclamation to representatives of Nelsonville accepting their enumeration numbers

Nelsonville Remains A City After Successfully Completing Its Own Population Count

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville kept its status as a city, and the state funding that comes with it, after a local recount of the population found 5,373 residents live there. It is enough to keep them above the 5,000 dividing line that separates a city from a village under state law. Secretary of State… Read More

Akira Johnson has been facing eviction because her landlord would not accept payment from South Carolina's rent and utility assistance program.

Why Rent Help From Congress Has Been So Slow Getting To People Who Need It

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (NPR) — Akira Johnson lives in Columbia, S.C., with her three kids. She tries to make the place joyful for them with flowers and pillows that say things like “happy” and “sunshine.” She has decorated one wall with the logo of her small business: an eye with amazing eyelashes. “I’m a licensed cosmetologist,”… Read More

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Ben Davis Jr. Turns Inward On ‘Roots’

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WOUB Digital · Ben Davis Jr. Turns Inward On ‘Roots’ “Roots” (Supersensible Records) is Ben Davis Jr.’s most introspective release to date. Inspired by an enormous shift in perspective Davis experienced and its reverberations through the Southeast Ohio-based singer’s personal and professional life, the EP is all at once poignant, nostalgic, and, most importantly, honest…. Read More

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio to Feature Columbus Poet Rikki Santer

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WOUB Digital · Decorative Arts Center of Ohio to Feature Columbus Poet Rikki Santer Columbus poet Rikki Santer’s Head to Toe Of It is a collection of poems that both scrutinizes and celebrates our complex relationship with fashion. On Sunday, October 17, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster (145 East Main Street) is hosting… Read More

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Mama Icha never lost sight of her hometown of Mompox in “La Casa de Mama Icha” on POV – Oct. 18 at 10 pm


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POV: La Casa de Mama Icha Monday, October 18 at 10 pm   American Documentary | POV is pleased to announce the national broadcast premiere of La Casa de Mama Icha, the debut feature documentary from Colombian director and cinematographer Óscar Molina. Debuting as part of POV’s 34th season, the documentary will premiere Monday, October… Read More