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Regional lawmakers will be at the White House tomorrow as President Trump is expected to unveil a long-anticipated emergency declaration for the opioid crisis. However, Aaron Payne with Ohio Valley Resource reports health officials and addiction treatment experts in the Ohio valley region say they’ve had little contact from the Trump administration as it developed the emergency response.

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Education groups are expected to hit Washington this week to lobby Congress to provide legal status for so-called Dreamers – the now young adults without documents who arrived in the U.S. as small children. Among those they’re hoping to sway is Ohio’s GOP Sen. Rob Portman. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports he’s open to the idea.

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Karen Kasler

Just a day after one Republican dropped her candidacy for Secretary of State, another is ending his bid to be the state’s treasurer. 


Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo says he’s ending his campaign because he says he lacks the time and resources needed for the race.

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The U.S. EPA is trying to roll back one of the most sweeping regulations of carbon emissions. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, opponents and supporters say this will have a big impact on Ohio.



It was one of Donald Trump’s biggest campaign rally cries when he was running for president -- ending what he called the “war on coal.” Now, his EPA director Scott Pruitt says that’s exactly what the administration is doing by rolling back the Clean Power Plan. 

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Hot off another round of appearances on the national media circle, Gov. John Kasich was back in Ohio again, meeting with a large group of newspaper editors from publications around the U.S. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, Kasich had a message about the importance of journalism.

While speaking to editors with Gatehouse Media, a group of newspapers including the Dispatch, Repository and former Dix publications in Ohio, Kasich reiterated his support for immigration reform and a bipartisan health-care plan.