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Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

James Payne James Payne Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

Constance Gadell-Newton is the Green Party’s candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives District 18, which includes The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North, and Downtown, among other areas. Gadell-Newton is running against the newly appointed Rep. Kristin Boggs, a Democrat; the Republican candidate has left the race. I met Gadell-Newton almost a decade […]

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Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Food activists gathered on the OSU campus Tuesday to discuss how food policy should be incorporated in political discourse. The Plate of the Union, an event held by student groups and local and statewide advocates, rallied to talk about the impact of the current food system on the nation’s health and economy. “Food!” “Justice!” “Workers!” […]

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Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

On September 14th, Donald Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in the State of Ohio’s polls, according to aggregate data analysis site Five Thirty Eight. This marks the first time Trump has had a polling lead over Clinton since July 31st, and a much difference scenario than exactly one month ago when Five Thirty Eight […]

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Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Months of litigation will keep a measure aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs off the November ballot this year. The Drug Price Relief Act, facing opposition from several groups, might make it to next year’s ballot if all goes well this time. The act is simple in intent — address the inflated drug […]

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Ohio Today

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Medical Marijuana Legal in Ohio Today

Today Ohioans could theoretically have access to medical marijuana, but there’s nowhere to get it legally yet. House bill 523, the law legalizing marijuana for therapeutic uses, goes into effect today, but, for now, not much is changing. “It’s kind of a symbolic day more than anything,” said Aaron Marshall with Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, […]

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Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

The Mayor and City Council announced this week the nine people who will review the city government structure. The Charter Review Committee was created in response to the ballot measure that failed in August. The measure would have transformed Columbus City Council from its current seven-member at-large structure into one with 10 district representatives and […]

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Ohio Gun Owners Show Strong Support for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gun Owners Show Strong Support for Trump

Ohio gun rights activists want guns everywhere, and they entrust Donald Trump to make sure it happens, according to Ohio activists on either side of the issue. The conversation was spurred by a poll conducted by the Buckeye Firearms Association, which found that 85 percent of the gun owners they surveyed are voting for Trump […]

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