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Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth. (Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource)

City of Portsmouth files lawsuit alleging drinking water contamination by “forever chemicals”

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Portsmouth is suing 3M, DuPont and many other companies alleging their products contaminated the city’s drinking water with toxic chemicals. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, focuses in particular on a spray foam commonly used to suppress large fires involving highly flammable liquids. It’s known as aqueous… Read More

A border collie in northern England chases after a flock of sheep to herd them.

Your dog is good, but that’s not necessarily because of its breed

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Labrador retrievers fetch, border collies herd, huskies howl: It’s conventional wisdom that many dog breeds act in certain ways because they’ve been bred to do so over the course of many generations. But a new study to be published Friday in the journal Science finds that though some dog behaviors are… Read More

Abortion advocates unfurl a banner and shut down a vote in the Ohio Senate on an abortion bill, September 28, 2021

Ohio State University study calculates travel, cost for procedure if Ohio bans abortion

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An Ohio State University study examined what the result could be for people seeking an abortion if it were not an option in Ohio. The study comes as lawmakers consider a bill that would make abortion illegal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The bill under… Read More

A drawing of a Mother and child reading together.

The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it’s background noise

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Math textbooks axed for their treatment of race; a viral Twitter account directing ire at LGBTQ teachers; a state law forbidding classroom discussion of sexual identity in younger grades; a board book for babies targeted as “pornographic.” Lately it seems there’s a new controversy erupting every day over how race, gender… Read More

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates; Tim Ryan, Morgan Harper

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates lay out two paths for the party’s future in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are three candidates running for the Democratic nomination in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race and the two leading challengers are setting two different tones on pressing issues like foreign policy and government spending. The Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate include Morgan Harper, community activist and attorney, Traci “TJ”… Read More

Jackie Robinson

A lifelong fight for equality on and off the field: Ken Burns’s “Jackie Robinson” on May 5 & 12 at 9 pm


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WOUB To Air KEN BURNS’S “JACKIE ROBINSON” on May 5 AND 12, 2022  Two-Part, Four-Hour Film Chronicles the Life and Times of Robinson, His Breaking of Baseball’s Color Barrier and Lifelong Fight for Equality on and off the Field President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Harry Belafonte, Tom Brokaw and Others Reflect on Robinson’s Legacy… Read More

WOUB and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Student Silver Barker is one of the recipients of the 73 West State Street Award


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ATHENS, OH – Ohio University Sophomore and WOUB Student Silver Barker of Shaker Heights, Ohio feels like she is one step closer to reaching her dream thanks to another former WOUBer and generous alumnus. Barker recently learned that she is a recipient of the 73 West State Street Award, a scholarship for students in the… Read More