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Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Members of a grassroots socialist campaign gathered at Columbus City Hall Monday to engage city council in a conversation about raising the minimum wage. It was a timely meeting, with governors from California and New York having signed bills phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2022. It’s been an idea tossed around a lot […]

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Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Christine Happel Christine Happel Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Columbus is a city of possibilities. Our city is skyrocketing in popularity. It is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. There is so much creative capital in Columbus leading to new solutions. We are a city on the rise. But as the arts, culture and amenities are […]

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Full Text: 2016 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Full Text: 2016 State of the City Address

For a condensed synopsis of the 2016 State of the City address, CLICK HERE. The full text of the 2016 Columbus State of the City Address, delivered by Mayor Andrew Ginther, can be found below: Good evening I want to thank the Columbus Division of Fire Honor Guard for presenting the colors; Dominion Middle School student […]

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Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Focuses on Safety, Schools and Neighborhoods in 2016 State of the City Address

Tonight, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther took part in his first State of the City Address, utilizing the event to provide details on plans that will address some of the city’s biggest issues during his first year in office. Some of the big focus areas that Ginther spent the most time discussing include improvements to local […]

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Sanders Leads in Columbus in The Facebook Primary

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sanders Leads in Columbus in The Facebook Primary

If Facebook Likes could be directly translated into votes, then Bernie Sanders is currently in the lead in Franklin County by a four point spread. Polling analysis site FiveThirtyEight.com published the results of “The Facebook Primary” last week in the form of an interactive map, which shows the popularity of presidential candidates based solely on […]

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Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

The Columbus community, and local and state officials, gathered in Lincoln Theatre Wednesday for the swearing-in of Andrew J. Ginther as the city’s 53rd mayor. The resonating phrase of the night seemed to be “purposeful, intentional,” as Ginther gave his address, and also as U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke of mayors past, the foundation they […]

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Mitchell Brown Appointed to Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mitchell Brown Appointed to Columbus City Council

The newest member of Columbus City Council has officially been selected. Former Director of the Columbus Department of Public Safety Mitchell Brown was appointed this evening to take over the seat vacated on December 31st by Eileen Paley. Brown was chosen for the position from a field of 32 candidates who applied last month. “Mitchell Brown […]

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