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HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega HUD Secretary Announces Insurance Rate Reductions for Affordable and Green Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro made an announcement in Columbus last week about a measure intending to boost capital investment in affordable and energy efficient housing. “Families across the country are struggling through an affordable housing crisis,” said Secretary Castro in a press release. “By reducing our rates, this […]

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Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

After an attempt at a non-partisan conversation surrounding one of the biggest problems facing the nation, President Barack Obama took criticism Tuesday for his executive orders for tighter gun laws. Broader application of background checks, a larger ATF workforce, funding for mental health, destigmatization and better reporting of mental illness, and investment into safer gun […]

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BrewDog Gets Political: Asks Trump to End Presidential Campaign

Walker Evans Walker Evans BrewDog Gets Political: Asks Trump to End Presidential Campaign

Soon-to-be-somewhat-Columbus-based (for US operations anyway) beer maker BrewDog issued a statement earlier this week, asking that Donald Trump bring an end to his political campaign for President of the United States. While BrewDog CEO James Watt isn’t currently eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election (his company is headquartered in Scotland), he does feel that […]

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Trump Draws Large Crowds of Supporters, Protesters in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Draws Large Crowds of Supporters, Protesters in Columbus

Presidential candidate Donald Trump made his first campaign stop in Columbus this evening, and both supporters and protesters turned out in large numbers. Trump stuck close to his announced 7pm start time despite the fact that many still waited outside in the Columbus Convention Center hallways. “We have thousands of people outside, and a lot […]

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Opinion: A Plea For Refugees

Brian Anthony Kirby Brian Anthony Kirby Opinion: A Plea For Refugees

When I think of refugees, I think of all the wonderful people I have met over the span of my 16 year career and how they have touched my heart as I have known them and shared in their lives. These are people. These are human beings who deserve the dignity afforded to all of […]

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Trump Coming to Columbus for Campaign Rally

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Coming to Columbus for Campaign Rally

Presidential candidate and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will be making a campaign rally stop in Columbus next week. The Greater Columbus Convention Center issued a release this evening confirming that the event will take place in Exhibit Hall E at 7pm on Monday, November 23rd. Known as a hotbed for political activity, Columbus has already […]

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Hillary Clinton Makes Women-Centric Campaign Stop in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hillary Clinton Makes Women-Centric Campaign Stop in Columbus

Hillary Clinton energized several hundred of her supporters this morning at the Columbus Athenaeum with a campaign stop that focused primarily on women’s issues. After a rousing introduction by Columbus City Councilmember Jaiza Page, Clinton took to the microphone to talk about pay equality, income inequality, and made promises to raise the minimum wage. “Women […]

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