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Presidential candidates target college campuses, court young voters

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Austin Anderson was excited to see Beto O’Rourke on his college campus last week, intrigued by his “character” and talk of bipartisanship. But would he support the former Texas congressman in next year’s Iowa caucuses? “It doesn’t feel like it’s at the top of the list,” the Iowa State University senior [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:28:59+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

25 years later, TCM still abides (so movie lovers pray)

NEW YORK — There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies. Fears that something might befall the commercial-less bastion of classic Hollywood films aren’t always justified. But there’s an instinctual understanding that keeping anything good and pure alive in this dark, dark world is against the odds. By now, [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:29:27+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days after inspectors are reassigned

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States. Truckers have been sleeping in their vehicles to hold spots in [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:29:37+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which means as early [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:29:48+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

Equine Affaire puts Ohio’s expansive horse industry in spotlight again

When it comes to its economic impact on Ohio, the state’s equine industry doesn’t horse around. The horse industry produces goods and services valued at more than $1.4 billion annually in Ohio, according to the American Horse Council, directly employing nearly 13,000 workers at stables and equestrian centers, as veterinarians, in horse racing and as [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:30:00+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

Ohio ranks third in Midwest for clean energy jobs

According to analysis by the Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, more than 112,000 Ohioans work in clean energy industries, the state having added 4,975 of those jobs last year alone. Led by 17 percent growth in advanced transportation, Ohio’s clean energy jobs now make up 2.1 percent of all [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:30:21+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

Hawaii closer to forcing Airbnb to collect taxes on rentals

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers eager to gather tax revenue from the state’s flourishing, yet mostly unpermitted, vacation rental sector this week passed legislation that would require websites like Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term rental hosts. The state House and Senate both approved separate bills. Senators and representatives are expected to [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:30:12+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|

OSU researchers working on replacement for plastic bags

New research from The Ohio State University could potentially produce an environmently friendly replacement for plastic. The food industry has several standards for how its products are package, resulting in limited sucess for biodegradable replacements. For instance, products have been too brittle for food packaging, OSU research shows. But Ohio State researchers have found a [...]

By | 2019-04-15T09:30:30+00:00 Friday, April 12, 2019|