The Daily Populous

Friday August 31st, 2018 morning edition

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An Ohio State trustee has resigned, saying the punishment of the football coach Urban Meyer, a three-game suspension, should have been “more profound” after a report concluded he had mishandled domestic violence accusations against an assistant coach and had tolerated the assistant’s misbehavior for years.

The trustee, Jeffrey Wadsworth, said in an interview on Thursday that he had stepped down from the board shortly after the university announced Mr. Meyer’s punishment last week.

“I didn’t feel that I’d seen high-integrity behavior,” Mr. Wadsworth said of Mr. Meyer.

He said he was the “lone voice” of dissent in advocating a harsher punishment but declined to specify what he had proposed or to speak in great detail about the closed-door negotiations, saying he wanted to respect the confidential words of board members.

“Most people were concerned about whether it was a several-game suspension or not,” he said.

“To me,” he added, “there was something altogether wrong about reducing it to a couple of games. »

Cannabis Should Be Added To NAFTA, Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Suggests

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Thursday that cannabis should be added to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Bloomberg reports.

“We can change criminals for businessmen, we can change underground, illegal non-taxpayers into an industry, a sector of the economy.

Fox’s comments do not come as a surprise, considering that he has long advocated for legal cannabis. »

Microsoft will require suppliers to offer paid parental leave

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History shows that when progressive companies require benefits or policies from their suppliers, it can help increase adoption.

Microsoft's move alone will mean many thousands of new workers getting paid parental leave, as the company has more than 1,000 partners in the U.S.

In a move that could prompt more companies to offer paid parental leave, Microsoft is announcing today that it will require all of its U.S.-based suppliers and vendors with more than 50 employees to offer such benefits. »

Lawsuit: Oregon construction worker fired for refusing to attend Bible study

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A 34-year-old man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a Albany construction company, claiming the owner fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study.

Coleman worked for the small construction company from October 2017 to this past April, when he was fired, the suit states.

Dahl's Albany attorney, Kent Hickam, doesn't dispute that Dahl requires all of his employees to attend Bible study, but says it’s legal because Dahl pays them to attend. »