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Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

I am an elected member of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP) Central Committee. On Wednesday evening, I got an email on FCDP letterhead with an announcement from Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer. His message to the Democratic Party Executive Committee was that he will not be seeking re-election for City Attorney. He closed with […]

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Opinion: Protect Ohio Families, Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s Petition

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Protect Ohio Families, Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s Petition

Nobody likes abortions. Nobody wants an abortion. Pro-choice people don’t wake up every morning craving the blood of the innocent. It’s a sad fact that safe and legal abortions have always been and will continue to be necessary. But that’s what you get when impoverished and working class women (the majority of abortion-seekers) have little […]

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Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer Won’t Seek Re-Election

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer Won’t Seek Re-Election

In an email addressed to Mike Sexton, Chair of Franklin County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer formally announced last night that he will not be seeking relection for that office. “It is time for me to end my public career and begin preparing to be a private citizen,” he stated in the email. […]

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Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Tuesday night’s March for Justice, hosted by Columbus United, called for solidarity, inclusion, and action. Relevant not only to Donald Trump’s eventual claim of the White House, but also to the attack on OSU’s campus on Monday as well as several current controversial events, the group’s march was preceded by the release of 10 demands […]

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More Photos: Protestors Gather Downtown in Statehouse March

Christine Ruddy Christine Ruddy More Photos: Protestors Gather Downtown in Statehouse March

Nearly 1,000 locals marched through Downtown tonight in the latest of an ongoing string of protests targeted at the upcoming Trump administration. The crowds gathered at Goodale Park and marched to the Ohio Statehouse with a wide variety of protest signs that ranged from “Liberty and Justice for All” to “No Human is Illegal” to “A Better […]

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Photos: Hundreds of Locals March Downtown for Justice

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Hundreds of Locals March Downtown for Justice

Editor’s note by Walker Evans: Nearly 1,000 locals marched through Downtown tonight in the latest of an ongoing string of protests targeted at the upcoming Trump administration. The crowds gathered at Goodale Park and marched to the Ohio Statehouse with a wide variety of protest signs that ranged from “Liberty and Justice for All” to […]

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Locals Protest Dakota Access Pipeline in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Locals Protest Dakota Access Pipeline in Columbus

A crowd of roughly 100 protestors gathered this afternoon at the intersection of Broad and Third Streets to speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The organized effort is a part of a national “Day of Action,” with 200 events planned to take place across the country. The local effort was coordinated by a […]

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