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Ohio Public Radio
12:13 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Gun owners rally for rights

Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

More than a hundred Ohio gun owners rallied at the statehouse Friday. As Bill Cohen reports, they were not expressing anger at the government officials who work inside the building. Instead, they were protesting federal lawmakers in Washington.

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Sequestration
12:10 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Wright-Patt considering major cuts

C-17's are the primary aircraft flying out of Wright-Patt.
Michelle Gigante U.S. Air Force photo

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential 15 percent of their operating budget reduction as a result of sequestration. 

Col. Cassie Barlow says a furlough of civilian employees isn’t out of the question but it would be a last resort.

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Smoking ban
3:13 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Ky statewide smoking ban clears House committee

Kentucky Rep. Susan Westrom
Rae Hodge

Kentucky is one step closer to enacting a statewide smoking ban after legislation sailed Thursday through the House Committee on Health and Welfare.

House Bill 190, sponsored by Rep. Susan Westrom, a Democrat of Lexington, would prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment.

It's the third year the bill has been proposed, but only the second time it's been heard in committee.  Gov. Steve Beshear endorsed the proposal Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth address.

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Live Audio
2:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

John Brennan Confirmation Hearing

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of the confirmation hearing of John Brennan for director of the CIA.  The hearing begins February 7th at 2:30 PM ET.

WVXU
1:03 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kentucky lawmakers file gun bill

Hoping to reduce gun violence in Kentucky, a group of Democratic lawmakers have filed a bill  that would allow Kentucky State Police to set regulations banning certain firearms or high-capacity magazines.

The bill, which state Sen. Kathy Stein plans to file in the Senate on Thursday, would also allow cities and colleges to ban guns and would require private background checks  for every gun sale in Kentucky.

Stein, a Democrat from Lexington, said she's not seeking to infringe on Second Amendment rights from the U.S. Constitution.

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