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Emerson scientists are studying this replica home's energy performance by simulating an entire year's worth of weather conditions in just over a week.
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More and more Americans are using technology such as LED bulbs and programmable, so-called “smart” thermostats to save on utility bills. And, despite Trump administration cuts to many EPA programs, many government, scientist and trade groups are pushing for even more energy efficient buildings.

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Under President Trump’s newly proposed budget, about 80 percent of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients could lose about half of the credit that is currently put on their EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards, and would receive a box of food from the government instead. 

The director of the organization that represents the state’s food banks says it would destroy the safety net for low-income Ohioans and punish them instead.

Trump To Tout Tax Law At Cincinnati-Area Company Monday

Feb 5, 2018
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President Trump will tout the Republican tax cuts at a Blue Ash manufacturing company Monday afternoon.

The president will be going to Sheffer Corp., a company which makes industrial cylinders.

Last month, after Trump signed the tax reform bill into law, Sheffer management gave its employees $1,000 bonuses, according to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who visited the plant in early January.

Portman's spokeswoman said the senator will accompany Trump to Sheffer on Monday.

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President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include Miami Valley welders who have benefited from his tax overhaul.

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Staub Manufacturing Solutions owners Steve Staub of Tipp City and Sandy Keplinger of Springfield will attend the speech. Their employee Corey Adams, of Huber Heights, will also be present.

The company has been able to hire more employees due to the GOP tax reform plan passed late last year, according to a White House statement.

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that would extend mental health care to military service members transitioning out of the Armed Forces and back to civilian life. Miami Valley veterans advocates say connecting more struggling veterans with the mental health services they need could help reduce the growing risk of suicide among such veterans in the region.

Darshini Parthasarathy is a student at Miami University.
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The United States Supreme Court recently allowed the Trump administration’s travel ban to take effect while lawsuits challenging it continue to make their way through the courts. The ban restricts entry into the U.S. by travelers from eight mostly Muslim-majority countries: Somalia, Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.

Nationally, more than 20,000 DACA recipients failed to renew their applications by the final October deadline, according to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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More than 10,000 so-called “Dreamers” live in Ohio. The undocumented young people were brought to the United States as children, and since 2012 they’ve been shielded from deportation under the Obama-era, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” or DACA, program, which allowed the young people to temporarily remain in the country without a path to U.S. citizenship.

In October, the Trump administration instituted an immediate new rule allowing more employers to opt out of Affordable Care Act mandates covering free contraception if they object on moral or religious grounds.
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Around 62 million women nationwide gained access to no-cost birth control as a result of Affordable Care Act mandates.

More than two million women in Ohio are eligible for that coverage, which pays for contraception, including expensive IUDs.

Now, women with free birth control coverage through some employer-based or university health plans may be at risk of losing that benefit.

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Hundreds of college students from countries included in the Trump administration’s updated travel ban are facing uncertainty over their residency in the Miami Valley. The latest version of the travel ban is set to take effect October 18.

Under the executive order, existing international students from the eight mostly Muslim-majority countries with current, valid travel documents will be allowed to remain in the United States.

Some university officials are speaking out in the wake of the Trump administration's announcement it will end the DACA program for young people brought to the United States illegally as children
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Some Dayton university leaders are reacting to the Trump administration’s recently announced plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration program without swift action from Congress.

DACA allows young people brought to the country illegally as children to temporarily work and study in the United States under certain eligibility conditions.  

 

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