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Columbus Gay Couple To Apply For Marriage License Again

The Columbus gay couple who tried to get a marriage license in Kentucky this week but was turned away by the county clerk will try again today.
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Eyder is reporting today from Morehouse, Ky.

In what was an emotional and contentious scene at the Rowan County, Ky., Courthouse this morning, one dramatic legal standoff came to an end when a gay couple was issued a marriage license.

James Yates and William Smith, who had tried this five times before, arrived at the courthouse just as the sun started peeking out from under the mountains on the horizon.

They walked past protesters — some condemning them and some cheering them — and entered the clerk's office.

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An environmental group says there’s a new study that shows a growing interest in solar energy. 

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State officials are celebrating that a company from Thailand will spend $100 million in eastern Ohio just to investigate whether they can build a facility there.

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A new report, from Healthy Water Ohio, a coalition of business and environmental groups, calls for the creation of a $250 million trust to fund water protection in Ohio. 

Why gas prices are likely to keep falling

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The national average of gas prices keeps falling. Prices are expected to reach their lowest Labor Day levels in a decade. In a lot of the country, the price at the pump is inching under $2 a gallon, which is leading a lot of Americans to take road trips this weekend. 

A city employee who helped a Chinese woman, who bought Mayor Coleman's former home, faces a disciplinary hearing. 

American Electric Power has confirmed more than 36,000 customers on the city's north side are without power this afternoon.

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The state auditor today called the charter school sponsor system broken.

State auditor David Yost says a special audit of charter school sponsorships highlights the need for greater oversight by the Ohio General Assembly.

Yost said current legislation pending in the General Assembly is a step in the right direction to fix what he says is a broken system.

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A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

The Ohio Department of Education is being pressed to release public records detailing actions of an ousted charter schools director.

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