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After beginning with some vocal stretches to warm up her voicebox, Ginger Williams hums and vocalizes to match a tone played by Maureen Brogan, a student clinician.

"Good! I got 195," Maureen reports. 

"Yes!" Ginger whispers, her excitement quiet but palpable even over video conference. Her 195 signifies "195 hertz," which falls nicely into the 180-240 range associated with a female pitch.

For Ginger, a transgender woman, this result is exactly what she is here to achieve.

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Documents made available last week show how House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, championed gutting Ohio's clean energy standards in the state's 2019 coal and nuclear bailout law. He has since served as a force against repeal.

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A bill to repeal Ohio's nuclear bailout law has languished for more than a month so far, and signs suggest that House leadership may be angling to defer or stop such efforts as Election Day draws near.

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HB 6 Repeal Would Address Only Part Of Lawmakers' Actions To Slow Renewables

Jul 24, 2020
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Ron Schwane / AP

Both Republican and Democratic Ohio lawmakers are pushing to repeal the state's nuclear bailout bill after this week's release of a federal criminal complaint against House Speaker Larry Householder and others. Clean energy advocates say that would be a start, but more is needed to address eight years of lawmakers' actions to slow the growth of renewables in the state.

VITALIL VODOLAZSKYL, SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The State of Ohio borrowed more than $3 billion from the federal government to prop up its cash-strapped unemployment benefits. This news comes a week after it is learned that nearly 24,000 Ohioans were asked to pay back the unemployment benefits they received.

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After changing the guidelines to test ethnic minority groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the CDC reversed course again Wednesday, saying that African Americans exposed to the virus could not get tested without symptoms.