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Inflation may be easing — but low-income people are still paying the steepest prices

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Updated May 11, 2022 at 8:37 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Four-dollar gasoline and five-dollar hamburger are putting a squeeze on Tanya Byron’s pocketbook. But it’s the rent that really stings. “It’s pretty depressing,” says the Jacksonville, Fla., travel agent, sitting in the tiny dining room that doubles as her home office. “I make… Read More

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Some Ohio voters who think they are independent might be shocked to learn they are not

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — If you ask people what their party affiliation is, they might tell you they are an independent or unaffiliated voter but that might not be true in some cases. People who consider themselves independent-thinking, unaffiliated voters are sometimes surprised to find they are actually listed on the Ohio Secretary… Read More

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What would overturning Roe mean for birth control?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Overturning Roe v. Wade could have implications for more than access to abortion; medical and legal experts say it could open the door to restrictions on other types of reproductive health care. “To say that we are incredibly concerned would, I think, actually be putting it mildly,” said Dr. Kavita Arora,… Read More

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Steve Dackin selected to lead the Ohio Department of Education

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state board of education voted to appoint Steve Dackin as superintendent of public instruction at the Ohio Department of Education. Dackin, the former vice president of the state board of education, got the job with a 14-4 vote among the board members. Before applying for the position, Dackin… Read More

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US Rep. Alex Mooney beats Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia GOP primary

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Congressman Alex Mooney has won the Republican nomination for one of West Virginia’s two seats in the U.S. House. Former President Donald Trump had endorsed Mooney instead of another Republican incumbent, congressman David McKinley, who has represented West Virginia in the House since 2011. Trump and Mooney sharply criticized McKinley for… Read More

Ohio University’s Dr. Lawrence Witmer discusses ‘NOVA: Dinosaur Apocalypse’ and the contemporary mass extinction event we are experiencing today

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WOUB Digital · Speaking with Dr. Lawrence Witmer about PBS’ ‘NOVA: Dinosaur Apocalpyse’ Some 66 million years ago an enormous asteroid bludgeoned the Earth, decimating the dinosaurs. Although we have plenty of proof such an asteroid hit the Earth, we’ve been unable to unearth any fossils of dinosaurs killed in the event – until now…. Read More