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News Round-Up Week of Aug. 29

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of August 29, 2022.


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, in conjunction with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, announced on Wednesday a $2.1 million investment in support for college students with disabilities.

The Wright Flyer III statue will be moved to Edwin C. Moses Blvd. and West Third Street. According to a meeting agenda from the Aug. 23 Montgomery County Commissioners, county administrators solicited bids for over $308,000 for the relocation project. 

The project is to be completed by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023. 


Last week, California enacted a new plan to phase out gas-power and achieve one-hundred percent zero-emissions passenger vehicles, making it the first state to take steps of this measure. 

The California Air Resources Board approved the Advanced Clean Cars II regulations on Aug. 25, which requires all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emissions by the year 2035. 

The program includes year-by-year guidelines to achieve the goal.

“[reduce] dangerous carbon emissions and [move] away from fossil fuels,” according to California Governor Gavin Newsome in a press release. 

The Air Resources Board plan includes climate benefits, increased access to zero-emissions vehicles for consumers, new standards for conventional vehicles and overall savings for drivers. 


The World Meteorological Organization shared images of the remnants of a June 2022 flood in Pakistan. 

Heavy monsoon rains have displaced more than 3.1 million people with 710,000 livestock missing, according to an International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies report. The report also shows over one thousand dead, including children. 

International relief efforts, including from IFRC, are currently underway.  

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