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Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

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ATLANTA (AP) — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation's most prestigious Black colleges. Many other Black schools are not so fortunate; in fact, many are struggling.
Some, especially smaller private colleges, have been fighting fo ... (full story)


DeWine optimistic Indians to extend Progressive Field lease

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expressed optimism that the Cleveland Indians will sign a long-term lease extension for Progressive Field with the city.
The team's current lease is set to expire in 2023.
On Tuesday, July 13, DeWine said he plans to ask for state funding to renovate the 27-year-old downtown ballp ... (full story)


Philadelphia backyard chickens are surging despite city law

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cooped-up flock of law-breaking Philadelphians continued to grow in number and prosper during the pandemic. Thousands of chickens are being raised citywide, according to one estimate, despite a 2004 ordinance designed to eliminate the practice.
This particular urban farming trend is becoming more popu ... (full story)


Firm gets more time to explain bills for bailout legislation

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge recently gave law firm employees another three months to explain in detail the millions of dollars they billed for lobbying and other work on behalf of an electric utility in support of a now-tainted Ohio energy bill.
Judge Alan Koschik told three partners and a senior policy adv ... (full story)


Ohio IDs 117 noncitizens who voted or registered in 2020

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's elections chief on Monday, July 12, referred for possible prosecution 117 apparent noncitizens who either registered to vote or cast a ballot last year — a tiny fraction of the state's electorate and a significantly reduced number from two years ago despite record 2020 turnout.
Republican Secr ... (full story)