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Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. When many of the homes on the Panhandle were built, the state had a patchwork of codes from which some buildings here were exempt. Contractors cut corners, using [...]

Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — After last year’s deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show. The security effort, which runs around the clock at all but one of those VA-operated cemeteries, was aimed at preventing the kind of damage that befell Confederate memorials [...]

San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses to help thousands of homeless

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses to help thousands of homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city’s immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special “poop patrol,” and a young tech worker created “Snapcrap” — an app to report the filth. Morning commuters walk briskly past homeless people huddled against [...]

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

WASHINGTON — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office worked with the National Center for Health Statistics to analyze federal survey data from 2016. The research focused on low-income adults ages 19-64 in states that did not [...]

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

PHOENIX — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the couple to sell some of their Texas ranch to pay for [...]

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part of northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger of quietly dissolving into the past without acknowledgment. Scholars and advocates say a lack of [...]

Ohio ranks 9th in the nation in aerospace manufacturing

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio ranks 9th in the nation in aerospace manufacturing

With a long, significant history in the field is should be of no surprise that Ohio is ranked among the top 10 states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness. The state ranked ninth in the fifth edition of PWC’s rankings based on weighted score of category rankings: cost, labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost and tax policy. “In 2017, the Aerospace and Defense sector reported record profits of $77 billion, an 18 percent increase over the prior year, [...]

Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

Wednesday, October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers or dubious [...]

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Legal News

Tougher penalties sought for masked law breakers

Monday, October 15, 2018|Comments Off on Tougher penalties sought for masked law breakers

Since President Donald Trump was elected to the nation’s highest office in 2016, protests by leftists groups have become commonplace, especially in the nation’s capitol [...]

Proposal for ambitious response to opioid crisis sits in committee

Friday, October 12, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal for ambitious response to opioid crisis sits in committee

If asked to put a meteorological spin on the state’s opioid addiction crisis, a pair of Democrat senators might characterize the epidemic as a 100-year [...]

State lawmakers to consider air conditioning for all schools

Wednesday, October 10, 2018|Comments Off on State lawmakers to consider air conditioning for all schools

A month ago, last week, a southwest Ohio lawmaker sought from the state superintendent of schools a cost estimate to provide air conditioning to all [...]

Business News

Columbus company makes a million whistles a year

Tuesday, October 16, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus company makes a million whistles a year

Hanging among the myriad sports equipment and accessories at a typical Walmart Supercenter is a red and black blister pack containing a shiny bit of [...]

Local online job postings dipped in August

Tuesday, October 16, 2018|Comments Off on Local online job postings dipped in August

Despite a local unemployment rate that is at historic lows, online job postings in central Ohio were down in August from a year earlier, though [...]

Ohio State spinoff company targeting China for its robotics technologies

Monday, October 15, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio State spinoff company targeting China for its robotics technologies

A local technology company that manufactures a gearing system for robotics and other applications continues to make waves in its target market: China. Circular Wave [...]

Real Estate

New report shows Columbus area retail market is strong

Thursday, October 11, 2018|Comments Off on New report shows Columbus area retail market is strong

These are unsettling times for brick-and-mortar retailers amid changing shopping habits by consumers, but the Columbus retail real estate market is holding up well, due [...]

Worthington rated as a hot housing market

Monday, October 1, 2018|Comments Off on Worthington rated as a hot housing market

High-income millennials are making one Columbus suburb a hot real estate market, according to a recent study. Worthington, or the 43085 zip code area, ranked [...]

Report: Central Ohioans paying spending a little more on their mortgages

Monday, September 17, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Central Ohioans paying spending a little more on their mortgages

The share of income spent on a monthly mortgage payment in central Ohio ticked up in the second quarter of 2018, while the share spent [...]

Politics

McConnell says gender gap hurts Republican Party, but Kavanaugh helps

Friday, October 12, 2018|Comments Off on McConnell says gender gap hurts Republican Party, but Kavanaugh helps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he [...]

Voting rights a flashpoint in Georgia governor’s race

Thursday, October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Voting rights a flashpoint in Georgia governor’s race

ATLANTA (AP) — Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they’re registered to vote when she made a [...]

Important West Coast races could mean patience will be needed for midterm election results

Thursday, October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Important West Coast races could mean patience will be needed for midterm election results

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the [...]

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