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Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

A historic ruling was made today when federal Judge Timothy Black overturned a portion of Ohio’s marriage ban, stating that Ohio must recognize same sex marriage licenses of couples who have legal wed in other states. “This is a historic day for all Ohioans,” stated Why Marriage Matters Campaign Manager, Michael Premo. “This ruling is […]

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Columbus Out of Running for GOP 2016 Convention

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Out of Running for GOP 2016 Convention

The Republican National Committee announced today that if it’s coming to Ohio in 2016, it’s not coming to Columbus. Their list of finalist host cities include Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas. Columbus civic and business leaders have been aggressively pursuing the convention, but wasn’t able to accommodate the specific needs of […]

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Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

As first announced back in November, city leaders have thrown the Columbus hat in the ring for hosting both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2016. The effort has continued since then through meetings with RNC officials, and presentations with four other cities (Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Kansas City) in Washington DC. “Columbus […]

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Columbus Wants to Host National Political Conventions in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Wants to Host National Political Conventions in 2016

A group of local political and civic leaders announced today their intentions to explore the bidding process for both the Democratic and Republican national political conventions of 2016. These events can draw 45,000 visitors, 15,000 members of the international media and provide an estimated $150 to $200 million boost to the economy through tourism spending. […]

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Columbus: A City for Important National Political and Civic Discussion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus: A City for Important National Political and Civic Discussion

In January, we wrote briefly about a newly installed public art piece that was one of the final projects of the Finding Time public art series that helped to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Columbus in 2012. That piece is titled “The Time and The Temperature” and while it may seem like a simple concept on the […]

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Obama Re-Elected for Second Presidential Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans Obama Re-Elected for Second Presidential Term

Between roughly 11:15pm and 11:20pm on Tuesday, November 6th, news outlets including NPR, the BBC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and others have called the 2012 Presidential Election for Barack Obama. Ohio proved to be a pivotal battleground state as has been predicted over the past few months. Ohio was called for Obama by a very narrow margin […]

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2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Happy Election Day! If you haven’t already cast an early or absentee ballot, then today’s the day to get your civic duty done. You can find your polling place at www.vote411.org and more information on the candidates and issues below. Candidates: President of the United States: Obama VS Romney US Senate: Brown VS Mandel U.S. […]

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