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Kasich Weighs in on Trump’s First Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Weighs in on Trump’s First Month

Gov. John Kasich appeared at odds with President Donald Trump this weekend when asked about issues the administration is currently dealing with. In an interview with CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto, he critiqued some aspects of the president’s first month, but also suggested Trump just needs to “get his sea legs.” On Trump’s […]

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Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Showing Up for Racial Justice Calls Whites into Movement for Black Lives

Getting involved in the fight for racial justice can be intimidating for the average white progressive. Where do you fit? How do you let your voice be heard without drowning out the black and brown voices of the movement? How do you contribute without coming off as a “white savior?” Showing Up for Racial Justice […]

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Some Local Affordable Housing Projects Already Affected by Trump’s Election

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Local Affordable Housing Projects Already Affected by Trump’s Election

The election of Donald Trump had an immediate impact on a number of affordable housing projects in Columbus — an impact that was felt before he took office and long before any actual policy decisions were made by his new administration. The reason has to do with the central importance of Low Income Housing Tax […]

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Locals Create New Fund to Support Refugees and Immigrants in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Locals Create New Fund to Support Refugees and Immigrants in Columbus

U.S. refugees and immigrants can breathe slightly easier now that President Donald Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” has been temporarily suspended by a federal judge. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Trump Administration last week, claiming the executive order was separating families, harming thousands […]

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Following through on a promise made earlier this week, local officials gathered on Friday to witness the signing of an executive order by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther that supports and reaffirms the city’s pro-immigration and pro-refugee resettlement policies. “This reinforces and expands what we have been doing for decades,” stated Ginther. “It is also consistent […]

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Photos: Trump Protestors Rally at Ohio Statehouse in Downtown Columbus

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Photos: Trump Protestors Rally at Ohio Statehouse in Downtown Columbus

Editor’s Note: On Monday night, thousands of locals gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for the “Resist Trump – Rally for the 99%” event, organized by the grassroots activists at Ohio Revolution. Protestors made specific demands for the denial of Trump cabinet positions, for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines to not be built, for equal rights for […]

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Photos: Resist Trump Rally

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Resist Trump Rally

Editor’s Note: On Monday night, thousands of locals gathered at the Ohio Statehouse for the “Resist Trump – Rally for the 99%” event, organized by the grassroots activists at Ohio Revolution. Protestors made specific demands for the denial of Trump cabinet positions, for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines to not be built, for equal rights […]

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