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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

State lawmakers are now considering an 18 cent per gallon increase in the gas tax proposed by the administation of Gov. Mike DeWine. It would plug a hole of more than a billion dollars in the Department of Transportation’s budget. But one legislative leader said they’re also looking for ways to cut taxes – again.

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GOOGLE EARTH

Citizens of Arcata, California voted last year to remove a statue of former President William McKinley from the city’s town square. When Canton’s mayor learned about this, he offered to take the statue. 

The statue had been in Arcata since 1906 but had been the subject of controversy. Some voters saw it as a symbol of imperialism; others said the former president had no connection to their city.

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OADRXBI

Starting on July 1, the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation will no longer pay for a powerful painkiller that’s at the center of the opioid crisis in the Buckeye State. 

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

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The @Play exhibit is housed at founder Mac Love's studio in downtown Akron.
MARK AREHART / WKSU

The public art project called @Play brought something special to each one of Akron's neighborhoods. Now photos, maps and resident interviews are archived in a single museum-style exhibit.

On this week's State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with @Play's creator about capturing each one of the Rubber City's distinct communities.

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