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KNR welcomes new partners/opens another office

Three longtime associates at Akron-based Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) are now partners at the plaintiff-side personal injury law firm.
Attorneys Anthony (Tony) D. Hall, Devin J. Oddo and Christopher J. Van Blargan became partners in January.
“Chris, Devin and Tony are all well-deserving of this recognition,&rdqu ... (full story)

Lack of affordable childcare is hurting young farm families' ability to grow their businesses – the US farm bill may finally offer some help

(THE CONVERSATION) Kerissa and Charlie Payne are beginning farmers living their dream of raising two daughters on a farm in Central Ohio. By conventional measures, their livestock farm, Covey Rise, is a success. Yet, below the surface, the challenge of finding quality affordable child care has kept their business from growing and re ... (full story)

The benefits and perils of using AI to trade stocks and other financial instruments

(THE CONVERSATION) Artificial Intelligence-powered tools, such as ChatGPT, have the potential to revolutionize the efficiency, effectiveness and speed of the work humans do.
And this is true in financial markets as much as in sectors like health care, manufacturing and pretty much every other aspect of our lives.
I've been r ... (full story)

Ruling on treatment of pigs could catalyze a wave of new animal welfare laws

(THE CONVERSATION) Should California be able to require higher welfare standards for farm animals raised in other states if products from those animals are to be sold in California? On May 11, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld California's position by a 5-4 vote in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross.
While the ruling was ... (full story)

I'm an educator and grandson of Holocaust survivors, and I see public schools failing to give students the historical knowledge they need to keep our democracy strong

(THE CONVERSATION) The Florida Department of Education announced on April 10, 2023, that it had rejected 35% of the social studies books publishers submitted for approval and use in the state's public schools. The move was based on a determination the books contain references to social justice issues "and other information" ... (full story)