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Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Mitchell Brown is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. With an extensive background in public safety, his priorities align with the Columbus Divisions of Police and […]

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Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

In November, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on Issue 2. Issue 2 is a deceptive and vaguely-worded ballot issue that would impose unworkable contracting requirements for state prescription drug purchases based on prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s important to understand how Issue 2 would affect medical […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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Opinion: Columbus Taxpayers Should Not Fund a New Soccer Stadium

Atticus Hannel Coulter Garden Atticus Hannel Coulter Garden Opinion: Columbus Taxpayers Should Not Fund  a New Soccer Stadium

I’ll cut straight to the point: We don’t need to have a conversation on whether Columbus should spend a dime of taxpayer dollars on a new soccer stadium for the Columbus Crew SC, and our elected officials would do wisely to swiftly end the chance of any conversation pertaining to that. It is an election […]

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New Infant Mortality Report Shows Current Efforts Aren’t Enough

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Infant Mortality Report Shows Current Efforts Aren’t Enough

While safe sleep has been the main priority in initiatives tackling Central Ohio’s devastating infant mortality rate, a new study reveals the ways these efforts need to change in order to make a real impact. Birth Equity — A Pathway Forward revisits the idea of addressing the social determinants of health to achieve better birth […]

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Ohioans Will Vote to Change Prescription Drug Prices in November

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohioans Will Vote to Change Prescription Drug Prices in November

Anyone keeping up with the healthcare debate probably caught CNN’s town hall discussion Monday night, between Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The four were on two sides of the issue, one favoring the current Republican replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and one adamantly opposing […]

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Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

After Megan Park, the founder of Putting Women In Their Place, (PWITP) finished watching the results of the 2016 presidential election, she spent several months feeling aimless. “I meditated a lot,” Park said. “I walked my dog. I signed lots of petitions, joined lots of grassroots groups, called my representatives. Important as all of that […]

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