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Judy Lambright (left) and Danielle Van Brackel (right) were among the first couples in Montgomery County to get a marriage license following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Justice Anthony Kennedy read the majority opinion at 10 a.m. About a half hour later, Judy Lambright and Danielle Van Brackel were sitting in chairs at the courthouse filling out the paperwork for a marriage license.

Danielle was at home, nursing a cold, when Judy called her with the good news.

“And she just was bursting over the phone, crying,” Danielle said.
“I said, ‘I can’t believe it! I can’t believe they ruled,’” Judy said.

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Tonight at 7pm Five faculty members from the Wright State Environmental Sciences program will lead a public hike through Glen Helen Nature Preserve. You will discover the uniqueness of Glen's biosphere and hydrosphere while exploring human impacts on the ecosystem. With the changing climate, "Water, Earth, Biota," was a call to bring public awareness and scientific research to the nature preserve.

Ohio's State, Federal Lawmakers React To Supreme Court Decision

Jun 26, 2015
Thousands of Ohio residents using subsidies to pay for federally-mandated health insurance could lose that funding.
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The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday to uphold subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That means about 160,000 Ohioans will be able to keep getting money to help them pay for their individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges.

For health insurance companies like CareSource, the news was good.

“When folks have been able to afford insurance, they are now seeking care for things they put off for 5, 10, 20 years, and we’re changing lives with the Affordable Care Act,” CareSource Ohio Market President Steve Ringel said.  

But for others it wasn’t that simple.

Ohio Budget Passes Senate, Heads To House For Friday Vote

Jun 25, 2015

State senators on Thursday passed a sweeping $71.2 billion, two-year budget that provides an income tax cut for Ohioans, funds public schools and seeks to change health care policies.
 
The House is planning to vote on the measure Friday. The deadline for Republican Gov. John Kasich to sign the bill into law is Tuesday. Some things to know as the measure moves toward his desk:
 
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Seefari has a long tradition in the Dayton music community and join fellow musicians and community members in celebrating the legacy of Cityfolk with a concert at Courthouse Square.  Seefari and Melody visited the WYSO studio for an acoustic performance and chat with Niki Dakota.

Seefari will perform as part of the City Celebration on Saturday, June 17th at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Affordable Care Act

Jun 25, 2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law. About 160,000 Ohioans will continue getting subsidies to pay for the federally-mandated health insurance. 

State Budget Moves To Senate and House Floors

Jun 25, 2015

What should essentially be the final version of the state’s biennium budget is heading to the Senate and House floors after a conference committee vote last Wednesday night.

There’s still a 6.3 percent income tax cut across the board along with fairly big cuts for small businesses. The budget plan increases school funding by more than $900 million while increasing the cigarette tax to a total of $1.60 a pack.

Coffee, Beer And Climate Change

Jun 25, 2015
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A good cup of coffee in the morning and a local craft brew at night are just a couple of life’s simple pleasures many of us enjoy. Over the past decade or so, more and more people in the US are waking up to the quality differences between the drinks we, and our parents grew up with and those produced by real artisans.  Perhaps as important as those drinks are the gathering spaces they’ve provided.  Many towns now have cafes and microbreweries where locals gather to chat and listen to music or see art exhibits while sampling beverages.

As The Blackbirds, Charlie Tipton and Alyssa Hanson perform sometimes as a duo and others with a full band.  As they prepared for their perform at the Cityfolk Celebration, Tipton and Hanson visited the WYSO for a live set on Excursions.

The Blackbirds will perform at the Cityfolk Celebration on June 27th at Courthouse Square.

Before I fell in love with books I had to fall in love with language. And what is language? Words, I fell in love with words. The sounds of words. Their meanings. Certain words have incredible potency. Many exquisite sounding words are names. Place names. The names of people and things. Years ago I was interviewing Professor Harold Bloom. This was our second interview and we had established a slight rapport. Bloom has be our most dignified and intellectual cultural critic.

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