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Antitrust regulator takes aim at drug middlemen

BY: - September 30, 2022

The newest member of the Federal Trade Commission last week said that for decades his agency hasn’t served the historical mission of the agency — fairness. And in decrying the rise of megacorporations that dominate vast ranges of services in some economic sectors, he cited pharmacy middlemen as exhibit A. Alvaro Bedoya in May was […]

Veteran Ohio Secretary of State tackles Majewski’s alleged military misrepresentations

BY: - September 30, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Congressional candidate J.R. Majewski still hasn’t provided definitive evidence he is an Afghanistan combat […]

Ohio Republican congressional candidate Madison Gesiotto Gilbert files financial disclosure

BY: - September 30, 2022

Republican congressional candidate Madison Gesiotto Gilbert filed her required financial disclosure this week — more than six weeks after The Ohio Capital Journal first reported it was missing. Federal law requires office holders, candidates and even certain staffers to disclose details about their finances in order to serve. For candidates those requirements kick in once […]

Analysis: Some workers still don’t have paid sick time post-pandemic

BY: - September 30, 2022

A study by the Economic Policy Institute showed disparities are still prevalent in paid leave, specifically sick time, in America. Ohio is seeing similar struggles, and policy experts still hope to see federal pandemic stimulus money go toward needed paid leave. The EPI report used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify […]

COVID deniers take vandalism case to Ohio Supreme Court

BY: - September 30, 2022

The Plain City Public Library asked her to leave in January 2021 for repeatedly refusing to wear her mask, as was state policy at the time. Court records indicate Julie Dean’s “unruly behavior had been a continual issue for the library.” Two months later she came back with her husband and some hard-to-remove stickers. “THERE […]

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

BY: - September 30, 2022

A nationwide abortion ban would widen disparities in health care and drive up the maternal mortality rate, particularly among Black women, physicians and advocates told a U.S. House panel on Thursday. “Women’s progress has always been inextricably linked with the ability to control our own bodies,” Jocelyn Frye, the president of the National Partnership for […]

U.S. Senate approves stopgap spending bill with disaster relief, heating aid

BY: - September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved broadly bipartisan legislation Thursday that would provide billions for natural disaster relief, military and economic aid to Ukraine and funding to help low-income families offset the rising costs of heating and cooling their homes. It includes $2.5 billion in assistance for the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire that burned large swaths of […]

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Louis Pasteur’s discoveries revolutionized medicine and continue to save millions of lives

BY: - September 30, 2022

By Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University Some of the greatest scientific discoveries haven’t resulted in Nobel Prizes. Louis Pasteur, who lived from 1822 to 1895, is arguably the world’s best-known microbiologist. He is widely credited for the germ theory of disease and for inventing the process of pasteurization – which is named after him […]

Judge orders unfreezing of assets of regulator accused of taking bribe

BY: - September 29, 2022

An appellate judge ordered Wednesday that the government must unfreeze the millions of dollars in bank accounts of Sam Randazzo, a former state utility regulator who was implicated in a public corruption scandal. Last summer, a civil suit led by Attorney General Dave Yost won a judgement freezing up to $8 million from several accounts […]

Health Policy Institute of Ohio argues cash bail bad for community health

BY: - September 29, 2022

Researchers with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio are raising concerns about the health impacts of cash bail. This November voters will decide on a measure that could place greater emphasis on the practice. Issue 1 would direct judges in Ohio to weigh public safety when setting the dollar amount for bail. They already take […]

District 2: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars, funding

BY: - September 29, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Two Northern Ohioans are vying to represent District 2 in the State Board of […]

Manchin seeks bipartisan ‘sweet spot’ for a new try at his energy permitting bill

BY: - September 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators from both parties said Wednesday they hope to negotiate an energy permitting reform bill yet this year, reviving efforts to streamline the process after West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III had to pull back his plan amid broad opposition. The Manchin proposal was attached to a must-pass government funding bill […]