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Wednesday, April 16,2014
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Obamacare in Athens Co. isn't all it's cracked up to be

By Emily Morris
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the affordable insurance plan my family and I had happily and successfully used for the last four years was canceled.
Sunday, April 13,2014
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Don’t despair over climate change; we have options

By William Beale
Ahem, pardon me for interrupting your celebrations of the end of winter, but have you noticed, along with the record heat waves in Alaska and Australia, that the most recent report from the U.N. climate-change group says that for sure, the world is gaining speed toward the climate cliff, and unless it slows down RIGHT NOW, we are all gonna zip right off the edge and Aheeeee…...
Wednesday, April 9,2014
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OU History Department proud of its Africa involvement

By Aaron Sarr
This year, Ohio University's African Studies Program is celebrating its 50thanniversary. The university developed a tradition that I might call a "cradle" for Africanists: it is a place with excellent faculty that provides training to students pursuing advanced study in Africa.
Sunday, April 6,2014
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Connecting the dots: Field notes from the Fayetteville, Ark. shale

By Christine Hughes
A couple of weeks ago, a group of public-health advocates, including several from Ohio, visited the Arkansas shale fields to witness the impacts of fracking on rural communities there.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
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Men don’t need to reclaim the night; they already own it

By Devin Aeh
I was 16 years old when I attended my first Take Back the Night march. It blew the lid off my little hillbilly brain and made me feel something I had never felt before. I didn't have a word for that feeling then, but I have come to know it as empowerment.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
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Take Back the Night just one important event in full week

By Sarah Fick
Each year, April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and each year, the first week of April is designated as both Take Back the Night Week and International Anti-Street Harassment Week.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
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High Fest House shamed us all with rape culture sign

By Adam R. Bennett
I am a proud son of the city of Athens and Athens County. Though I have spent the last seven years of my life living in a multitude of different areas, I have never shared an affinity for another place quite like the affinity I have for my hometown.
Wednesday, March 19,2014
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Russia and Ukraine – just what’s at stake in standoff?

By Aaron Brown
Now that the bellowing about a renewed "Cold War" has somewhat subsided, what can we really determine about the state of U.S.-Russian relations after Vladimir Putin's recent muscling into Ukraine?
Wednesday, March 12,2014
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Margaret Creek assessments neither accurate nor transparent

By Jane Unger

It may have been done following the letter of the law, but does that make it morally right? I'm talking about the recent reassessment of the Margaret Creek Watershed. None of us likes paying taxes, but I don't begrudge any of our local entities to whom my hard-earned dollars go, the money they need to operate for the residents of Athens County.

Monday, March 10,2014
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Thoughts on snowflakes, fingerprints & dads

By Jim Konkoly

It's often hard in this frequently confusing world to know anything with 100 percent, absolute certainty. For example, who would be the best choice for our next president: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton?