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Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash
Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6 percent of babies born prematurely.
What does a $36 cut in food stamps look like on the kitchen table?
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired.
Food stamp benefits to decrease for Ohioans starting on Friday
About 1.8 million Ohioans will see their food stamp benefits decrease slightly on Friday, which advocates for the poor say is going to hurt.
Patterson leads first Ohio Education Funding Caucus meeting
State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) organized and led the inaugural meeting of the Ohio Education Funding Caucus (EFC) on Wednesday. Discussion revolved around forming a general framework for how the group will operate and decide what goals they should pursue.
Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say
Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington County, who earnestly urges them to vote in the upcoming state elections.
‘WAR OF THE WORLDS’
It might be the biggest Halloween prank in the history of broadcasting.
Millions losing health care
Move over, website woes. Lawmakers confronted the Obama administration Tuesday with a difficult new health care problem — a wave of cancellation notices hitting individuals and small business who buy their own insurance.
Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks
The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
Meteorologists spy clue to heat waves weeks away
Meteorologists may have found a way to predict some killer heat waves up to three weeks in advance. Now, the best they can do is about 10 days.
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