Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress
over the past couple weeks have set out to cut food stamp benefits by
$39 billion, and to tie defunding of the president's signature
Affordable Care Act to their approval of the federal government's
continuing resolution spending bill.
Later this month, Alex Stuckey will receive an IRE
award for her story "Drug
Under the Rug," an investigation into the Athens County Ohio law
enforcement agencies' failure to report property that was seized and forfeited
after drug busts. Her four-month investigation of the missing reports occurred
while she was a student reporter for The
Post at Ohio University.
The global clean energy marketplace is expanding
rapidly, but the competitive position of American industry is at risk because
of increased competition abroad and uncertain policies at home, according to a
report released earlier this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Both U.S. congressmen now representing Athens County
voted in favor of H.R. 8, the 11th hour legislation designed to stop the nation
from tumbling over the so-called fiscal cliff. Both U.S. senators representing Ohio also favored the
As the United States begins a final month of
negotiations before the looming Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deadline, this area's
Republican members of Congress are more or less sticking to the party line of
shunning tax increases on the top 2 percent of wage earners and instead calling
for spending cuts.