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Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Michael Corey Michael Corey Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

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Opinion: Transit Columbus Weighs in on Potential COTA Fare Increase

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Transit Columbus Weighs in on Potential COTA Fare Increase

Editor’s Note: The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will vote tomorrow on a proposal to increase fares in 2018. Columbus Underground reached out to the advocacy group Transit Columbus for a statement on the potential fare increase.  It’s hard because it’s important Recently, public meetings took place regarding proposed COTA fare adjustments which would be […]

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Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

There’s a reason the Yes on Issue 2 campaign has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his Our Revolution organization as well as the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, National Nurses United, Vote Vets, and Ohio’s Green Party. Senator Sanders and these organizations know voting yes on Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, […]

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Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

In the ‘Opportunity City’ of the Midwest, the term “change starts local” has taken on a new meaning. Last Saturday night, an audience of hundreds of Columbus residents gathered to hear speakers address police brutality and learn what everyday residents can do to change the culture of violence that plagues our police force. The event […]

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Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

Jacquelyn Garcia Jacquelyn Garcia Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

For two hours last night, close to 100 Columbus residents had something in common — they took steps toward giving their neighborhood a bigger say in the future of Columbus. Groups of residents in neighborhoods citywide – Clintonville, Easton, Linden, the Hilltop, Old North and the South Side – gathered at their neighbors’ houses as […]

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Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

When the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced last week that they’d open funding to anti-choice candidates, uterus-bearers everywhere shook their heads. We had one party — just one that we could at least half count on to not forget about us when some corrupt legislation was introduced to require a rapist’s sign-off on a […]

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Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

The Heartbeat Bill is back. It’s a total failure of a bill, introduced and knocked down three times in the last five years, but Ohio anti-choicers are nothing if not persistent in their misguided approach to changing abortion stats. The language is the same as it’s been. Once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, abortion […]

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