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TVs, robots, soybeans on front lines of U.S.-China trade spat

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on TVs, robots, soybeans on front lines of U.S.-China trade spat

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to hike the prices of Chinese-made technology products that might include flat-screen TVs and ultrasound machines for American buyers. They could be among tech imports worth up to $50 billion on which Trump is preparing to slap 25 percent tariffs in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. The White House has yet to release a final list of products. A [...]

Comparing this year’s Poor People’s Campaign to the one four decades ago

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Comparing this year’s Poor People’s Campaign to the one four decades ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta, from the American Southwest to California’s farm country. The latest effort is led by Rev. William Barber of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Rev. Liz [...]

Bill would allow municipal tax to pay for dental care for at-risk children

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Bill would allow municipal tax to pay for dental care for at-risk children

A Cleveland Democrat pitched a legislative measure to allow Ohio municipalities to levy a tax for the purposes of covering costs of dental health of a city’s most vulnerable residents. Rep. John Barnes Jr., D-Cleveland, proposed House Bill 675 to authorize imposition of a municipal property tax levy — not exceeding one mill per dollar of taxable value — for the purpose of funding a local Hope for a Smile Program, proposed by House Bill [...]

Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits four square miles of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one of the nation’s last stands of virgin bald Cyprus, a place where wood storks, [...]

Survivors of past Hawaii lava recall despair and opportunity

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Survivors of past Hawaii lava recall despair and opportunity

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler’s home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. Memories and emotions overcame the naturopathic physician when she recently took clothing donations to an evacuation center — so much so she had a hard time staying. “You see people [...]

Lawmaker comes up with ‘AWFUL’ plan for legislator pay adjustments

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Lawmaker comes up with ‘AWFUL’ plan for legislator pay adjustments

A Cincinnati Republican last week proposed a method to adjust legislators’ pay that would alleviate the need for lawmakers themselves to do the math. The Average Wage Fully Uniform Law, or the purposely humorous acronym AWFUL, would set baseline compensation for General Assembly members equal to the state’s median household income, a measure long overdue, according to its sponsor Rep. John Becker. “For those of us who committed to a platform of less government and [...]

Fiber optics? Range of ingredients bulk up food fiber counts

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Fiber optics? Range of ingredients bulk up food fiber counts

NEW YORK (AP) — Are the fiber counts for foods getting bloated? Browse supermarket shelves, and it’s easy to find ice cream, yogurt and brownies with impressive fiber totals. That’s because companies add ingredients to boost the fiber, which they say helps people eat better and enjoy treats with less guilt. A Fiber One brownie, for instance, has 90 calories and five grams of fiber. It’s even possible to get a whole day’s worth of [...]

Concerned farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt’s ethanol policies

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Concerned farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt’s ethanol policies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at rallies and in meetings the EPA chief is holding during a tour of heartland states, and comes as Pruitt battles a series of allegations of ethical [...]

Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, White House

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as the White House cited the Bible in defending its “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said “it is very biblical to enforce the law.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions had earlier cited the Bible in his defense of the border policy that has resulted [...]

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Legal News

Access to birth control, education hallmarks of Prevention First bill

Monday, June 18, 2018|Comments Off on Access to birth control, education hallmarks of Prevention First bill

A bill intended to curb unplanned pregnancies and indirectly reduce the state’s high infant mortality rate was the subject of a recent hearing before lawmakers [...]

Study: Reduced criminal penalties contributed to more thefts

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Study: Reduced criminal penalties contributed to more thefts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters’ decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting [...]

Ohio Senate proposal would remove judicial speculation of legislative intent

Wednesday, June 13, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio Senate proposal would remove judicial speculation of legislative intent

Sen. President Larry Obhof last week introduced a bill to eliminate the rule of construction relating to a court’s partcular questions of legislative intent. The [...]

Business News

Men’s suit shop has thrived since moving to the Short North

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Men’s suit shop has thrived since moving to the Short North

A local modern suit store has thrived since it relocated to Short North nearly three years ago. Pursuit opened at 937 N. High St. in [...]

Report shows workers less likely to leave a pet-friendly company

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows workers less likely to leave a pet-friendly company

A new report indicates that employees are less likely to leave their company if that company is pet friendly. Ninety percent of employees in pet-friendly [...]

New apartment complex brings higher level of luxury living to Polaris area

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on New apartment complex brings higher level of luxury living to Polaris area

Located near the corner of Sancus Boulevard Lazelle Road, a newly built community boasts urban architecture in the apartment market. The Avenue at Polaris brings [...]

Real Estate

Buyers must beware when purchasing a new property

Tuesday, June 5, 2018|Comments Off on Buyers must beware when purchasing a new property

Buying a home is a dream and a milestone for many American individuals and families. It is also one of the biggest financial and legal [...]

Report shows Columbus is good market for affordable housing for vets

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows Columbus is good market for affordable housing for vets

The central Ohio region’s share of affordable homes for veterans placed the region among the top 20 of metropolitan areas. Columbus ranked No. 19 out [...]

Report: Columbus’ industrial real estate market is healthy

Friday, May 18, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Columbus’ industrial real estate market is healthy

The central Ohio industrial property sector started the year strong in the first quarter this year, according to a new report. Columbus’ vacancy rate in [...]

Politics

Poll finds most parents and kids have common ground on Trump, economy

Monday, June 18, 2018|Comments Off on Poll finds most parents and kids have common ground on Trump, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don’t agree on [...]

Bold California initiative to split the state into three states faces hurdles

Monday, June 18, 2018|Comments Off on Bold California initiative to split the state into three states faces hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that [...]

A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on A first for the Army: Scouting big cities for new command HQ

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, [...]

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