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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement emailed this morning said the Republican took an at-home test before returning to Washington D.C. Portman said he’s asymptomatic and feeling fine. Portman also said he will work remotely this week before returning to the nation’s… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Starting this weekend, COVID-19 boosters will now be available for any of the three federally approved vaccines. At least 10 states had already made this change as COVID cases rose — climbing by 33 percent in the last two weeks. For the moment, death rates are stable. But the country is… Read More
The president’s remarks came during a call intended to discuss strategy for the Nov. 3 election.
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — Rick Murdock drives past his neighbors on rural back roads in southwest Calloway County, Kentucky, most days in his pickup truck, where he’ll pass by some signs of the season — “Trump 2020” flags and signs. Murdock said he’s never been the type to put up signs or banners himself… Read More
Pennsylvania’s governor and state legislature — as well as the national political parties and campaigns — have been at odds, leading to election workers doing what they can to help voters keep up.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show that about one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events. The requests followed Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan last month setting limits on how many people could attend contests such as high school football and soccer games. The review… Read More
A bipartisan Senate bill could solve a scheduling conundrum that is putting the national count, along with the distribution of federal funding and political representation, in serious jeopardy.
WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — “Hello,” the call began. “This is a prepaid debit call from an inmate at the Virginia Department of Corrections.” Madison Buchanan, a 19-year-old college student, pressed 0 to accept the call and was connected to Jacob Alan Shouse, Offender Number 1101441. “I want to thank you so much for helping me… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — According to pro-democracy institutions, authoritarianism was on the rise globally even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But experts say the distraction of the crisis has allowed some leaders to indulge their dictatorial impulses without attracting much attention from the people they govern. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports and talks to The Atlantic’s… Read More