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GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

The Franklin County GOP announced their endorsements for City Attorney and City Auditor, picking private practice lawyer Don Kline to run against current City Council President Zach Klein and local businessman Bob Mealy to run unchallenged (so far) in the races, respectively. A unanimous vote last Tuesday night endorsed Kline, pitting him against Klein in […]

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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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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Donald Trump Elected as the 45th President of the United States

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Donald Trump Elected as the 45th President of the United States

UPDATE: November 9th 5:30am by Walker Evans After winning the states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump has secured over 270 electoral votes to become the next President of the United States. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents […]

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Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

Walker Evans Walker Evans Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

There’s only two days left to go. On Tuesday night, after the dust has settled (hopefully), the tumultuous 2016 election season will have come to an end, and our daily lives can resume normalcy (hopefully). Until then, there’s a couple of last minute updates across both the local and national political spectrum that might be worth […]

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Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

If it seems like more people are voting early, it’s because they are. A report released by the Ohio Democratic Party today revealed that as of Monday evening, 1.2 million Ohioans — approximately 10 percent of the state’s total population — have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. That’s up from 1.14 million […]

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Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Race for Franklin County Prosecutor Heats Up

The Franklin County Republican Party (FCRP) announced this week its creation of ZeroExperienceZach.com, a website purposed to show City Council President and candidate for Franklin County Prosecutor Zach Klein’s supposed lack of criminal court experience for the job. “Zero Experience Zach Klein has never tried a legal case in his life,” said Brad Sinnott, Franklin […]

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