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State of the Arts: Looking Into Georgia O'Keeffe's Closet

The long career of Georgia O'Keeffe is being re-examined at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibit "George O'Keeffe: Living Modern" is an ode to how an accomplished seamstress and talented painter became one of the country’s most beloved artists. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart walks through decades of her artwork, clothing and photographs.

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A controversial bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected is on its way to Gov. John Kasich. The Ohio House passed the bill overnight with changes made by the Senate by a margin of 53 votes to 32.

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Ohio’s cities have seen about $450 million in cuts to their local government funds under Gov. John Kasich. The lobby group that represents cities is looking forward to establishing new relationships with Governor-elect Mike DeWine and the incoming legislature. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles explains.

Mike Barhorst is the mayor of Sidney in western Ohio. He says he wants to make sure state leaders know many cities are in dire financial condition because of state funding cuts. He says take Ironton for example.

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A bill that ramps up scrutiny of people on food stamps is on its way to the governor’s desk. Supporters say they want to crack down on fraud, but lower income advocates say that problem doesn’t exist.

The measure requires checks on eligibility for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, every quarter instead of every year.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says that this, along with other regulations that include Medicaid recipients, can lead to more administrative errors. 

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 14:

TONY VACCARO (American, b. 1922) / Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, 2007.

The long career of Georgia O'Keeffe is being re-examined at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibit "George O'Keeffe: Living Modern" is an ode to how an accomplished seamstress and talented painter became one of the country’s most beloved artists. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart walks through decades of her artwork, clothing and photographs.

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When you’ve spent your career covering sports in Northeast Ohio, you’re going to witness a lot of football heartbreak when it comes to the Browns.

WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with sports commentator Terry Pluto about his new book "The Brown’s Blues: Two decades of utter frustration: Why everything kept going wrong for the Cleveland Browns." 


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The State of Ohio’s latest round of historic tax credits includes a well-known building in Cuyahoga Falls.

The Ohio House scrambled to pass a pay raise for themselves and other government officials before the year ends. They’re taking criticism for what they attached that provision to.

A piece of legislation with bipartisan support would increase benefits for the families of first responders who died on the job, but an amendment to give elected officials pay raises is causing a rift in the Statehouse.

Several legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, spoke out against the tactic, including Democratic Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan of Youngstown.

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An environmental laboratory in Streetsboro is hoping to pass an inspection next week that will allow it to test medical marijuana.

Department of Commerce and State inspectors will visit North Coast Environmental Laboratory on December 19.

Spokesperson Joe Moorhead said the inspectors will be searching for everything the lab put in its application. If they fail, the lab can potentially lose its ability to achieve a medical marijuana license.  

The makeup of a new economic development planning group is raising questions about who’s getting invited to the table.  

The new group met for the first time Thursday in Cleveland while a dozen local activists from Cuyahoga County Progressives, Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Socialists rallied outside.

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In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

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David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

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For nearly two weeks in September, developers who created apps for Facebook were able to access user photos that they should never have been allowed to see, the social media company announced Friday.

Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected, Facebook says.

The "bug" affects users who gave permission to a third-party app to access their Facebook photos. Normally, that would only include photos that someone actually posted to their timeline.

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