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6 hrs ago | The Hill

Boehner: Reid trying to tank House bill

Speaker John Boehner quickly pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's suggestion Tuesday that an immigration overhaul could be attached to a $659 million House border bill.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

10 hrs ago | News Journal

Medical marijuana OK in Granville?

Medical marijuana OK in Granville? A surprising bit of language in a Granville ordinance appears to allow medical use of pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Ohio, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

13 hrs ago | Plunderbund

Blade Blasts Kasich, Legislature For 'Energy Mess'

If The Toledo Blade ever had a thought about Gov. John R. Kasich or JobsOhio helping them out after they announced layoffs of 131 workers in late May, they can kiss that fantasy goodbye after an editorial Sunday blasted Ohio's GOP governor and legislature for "their energy mess."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Alternative Energy, Energy

20 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Ohio House leaders push to repeal Common Core education standards

However, it's unclear whether the legislation unveiled by House GOP on Monday will have the votes to pass before the General Assembly wraps up business for the year.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Yesterday | Marietta Times

Legislators who ignore the facts and guarantees

By trying to restore at the state level a part of the law declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Ohio

Mon Jul 28, 2014

PennLive.com

Boehner op-ed touts anti-Obamacare lawsuit; USA Today calls it 'sideshow'

In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's welfare-to-work program ramping up

After a slow start, a $66 million state effort to help welfare recipients find jobs and move off public assistance is picking up steam.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Athens County, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH

Cleveland.com

Ohio's campaign '14 volleys are in full roar whether or not ...

Eight-year-old Aubree Topp, whose family's Topp View Farms from Botkins in western Ohio has several animals at the fair, gives Gov. John Kasich a quick lesson Wednesday in raising cows.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, John Kasich, Family, Kids, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Toledo Blade

Clean energy-advocates regroup

The $600 million Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties was Ohio's largest single investment in 2011.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Ohio, Van Wert County, OH

The Raw Story

Washington Republican 'Representative Beefcake' resigns over vote fraud

State officials in Washington are trying to determine whether a now-former state Representative owes them any of the money he earned as a state lawmaker.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Fallin wants probe to include botched executions

Gov. Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states, such as Ohio and Arizona, as they develop recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death, the governor's spokesman said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Ohio, Arizona, Arizona Government

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Prison, Ohio, Death Penalty

Switched

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Rob Portman introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our nation counts homeless kids, that has kept about 900,000 children and families from federal assistance programs designed to help them.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Senator Rob Portman, Republican, Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio

Yahoo!

Congress faces high price for border inaction

It will cost the federal government a lot more to address the border crisis if Congress fails to act before recess Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

WMDT

Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

Journal Gazette

A reason for pause

Those who support the death penalty ought to feel a special revulsion at botched executions, the latest being the almost two-hour ordeal Wednesday in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Indiana Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Ohio

The Intelligencer

Ohio Proposal Unconstitutional

By trying to restore at the state level a part of the law declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Intelligencer

Group Questions Handling of Fire That Killed Fish

About 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 250 gallons of hydrochloric acid burned during the June 28 Monroe County natural gas drilling pad fire, which left roughly 70,000 aquatic organisms dead in Opossum Creek, according to federal regulators.

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Related Topix: Ohio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Peak Of Ohio

Jordan praised for fiscal voting record

The National Taxpayers Union Foundation's recently-released BillTally report lists Jordan as having the most fiscally responsible legislative agenda among Ohio's Congressional Delegation.

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Related Topix: Ohio

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