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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - OH: Toxics

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The oil and gas industry is anticipating a boom in natural gas and possibly oil production in Ohio, but a new report finds the state could lose out on a half-billion tax dollars that could help offset drilling-related costs. According to research by Policy Matters Ohio, if the state

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recently, an elderly couple died in their home near Cincinnati from carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts often refer to it as "the silent killer." Carbon monoxide or CO, its chemical symbol, is impossible to see or smell, but inhaling it can be deadly. In the winter months, CO is espe

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio moms are among those nationwide who say it's time to cross the finish line on protecting Americans from mercury pollution. President Obama will soon finalize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which would require power-plant owners to cu

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio families are surrounded every day by products, ranging from cleaning supplies to toys, that contain dangerous chemicals. But some say current policies have failed to control common chemicals linked to serious health problems, including autism, cancer, infertility. Congress i

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio shoppers were taken by surprise this weekend by a "flash action" taking aim at Walmart's recycling policies. A group of activists unexpectedly broke out into a song-and-dance routine inside the electronics section of the Walmart at Cleveland's Steelyard Commons shopping ce

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A nutrient crisis is creating a "feast or famine" situation in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, according to a new report. Too little food is making fish starve in Lake Huron's offshore waters, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report says, while too much food is causing a

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The programs that ensure clean water and protect Lake Erie are under assault on Capitol Hill, according to conservation groups. Legislation that covers U.S. House Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending could come up for a vote as early as this week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes face serious challenges such as invasive species, pollution and variable water levels. And as millions of dollars are being spent revitalizing the region, researchers say projects should take into account the effects of climate change. Patty Gl

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