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Politics
7:04 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Portman’s Energy Bill Is Grounded By Unrelated Amendments

A bipartisan energy efficiency bill sponsored by Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is going nowhere this year.The Shaheen-Portman bill sets targets and establishes programs to boost energy efficiency for government and commercial buildings, and manufacturers. It has bipartisan support and was considered a major piece of energy legislation that had a chance.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Kasich Recruits Wexner to Help Fix State’s ‘Image’

The state’s top Republican leaders say Ohio is taking great strides to improve its business climate but the rest of the country may be having a problem receiving that message.  Governor John Kasich says Ohio has an image problem.

“Because sometimes, when people live in California, I don’t want the spouse getting worked up that they might be moving to somewhere in Ohio because they don’t have an ocean,” says Kasich.

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Politics
6:35 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Ohio Elections Chief Says Non-Citizens Voted In 2012

Ohio’s chief elections officer is asking prosecutors around the state to investigate 17 people who voted in Ohio during the 2012 election. Secretary of State Jon Husted says those voters were not legal U-S citizens.

"There were 17 non-citizens who voted in the 2012 general elections and 274 non-citizens that are registered to vote but did not cast a ballot."

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History Talk from Origins
10:31 am
Sun December 15, 2013

The Syrian Civil War: Alawites, Women's Rights, and the Arab Spring

Co-hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy interviewed guests Ayse Baltacioglu-Brammer and Patrick Scharfe on the the civil war in Syria, which continues to dominate headlines across the globe.

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Politics
7:41 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Bipartisan Budget Deal Curbs Sequestration, But Still Hits Federal Employees

Rep. Mike Turner (R-10th) spoke last month on the possible impacts of sequestration.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Dayton-area leaders are breathing sighs of relief as the proposed budget deal in Congress appears to be ending the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.

“This deal would prevent the sequester for a 2-year period, and it also would give certainty to the Department of Defense,” said Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district. He’s relieved by the outcome after a year of belt-tightening for lots of government bodies, including the Pentagon. With the proposed deal the Pentagon avoids $20 billion in would-be sequestration cuts.

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