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The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio House moves to stop cities from imposing plastic bag fees


Common Dreams  ‘Easy to pay for something that costs less’: New study shows Medicare for all would save US $5.1 trillion over ten years


The Stream  Solving the Immigration Problem


The Cincinnati Enquirer  Ohio repeats No. 2 spot in nation for overdose deaths; suicides spiral up too, CDC says

Huffington Post  U.S. life expectancy continues to fall as overdose and suicide rates soar

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio daily drug death toll of 14 second highest rate in US

Bloomberg News  Drugmakers oppose separate opioid case for addicted children


Associated Press  Ohio lawmakers consider ‘Pastor Protection Act’ on marriages

Public News Service  Caution urged as Ohio Senate mulls Pastor Protection Act

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