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Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

James Payne James Payne Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

Constance Gadell-Newton is the Green Party’s candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives District 18, which includes The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North, and Downtown, among other areas. Gadell-Newton is running against the newly appointed Rep. Kristin Boggs, a Democrat; the Republican candidate has left the race. I met Gadell-Newton almost a decade […]

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Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

On September 14th, Donald Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in the State of Ohio’s polls, according to aggregate data analysis site Five Thirty Eight. This marks the first time Trump has had a polling lead over Clinton since July 31st, and a much difference scenario than exactly one month ago when Five Thirty Eight […]

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Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Months of litigation will keep a measure aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs off the November ballot this year. The Drug Price Relief Act, facing opposition from several groups, might make it to next year’s ballot if all goes well this time. The act is simple in intent — address the inflated drug […]

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Ohio Today

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Medical Marijuana Legal in Ohio Today

Today Ohioans could theoretically have access to medical marijuana, but there’s nowhere to get it legally yet. House bill 523, the law legalizing marijuana for therapeutic uses, goes into effect today, but, for now, not much is changing. “It’s kind of a symbolic day more than anything,” said Aaron Marshall with Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, […]

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ODP Taking Golden Week Lawsuit to Supreme Court

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega ODP Taking Golden Week Lawsuit to Supreme Court

Golden Week — Ohio’s unique early voting period where voters can register and cast all in one — is dead and gone, but the Ohio Democratic Party plans to resurrect it. Again. The bill (SB 238) eliminating Golden Week was conceived in 2013 and signed into law in February of 2014 by Gov. John Kasich, […]

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Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

A federal district court judge blocked an Ohio law Friday, which would have stripped state funds from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations that perform or promote non therapeutic abortions. Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the action against Planned Parenthood would result in irreparable injury […]

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Ohio Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Handling and Use

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Handling and Use

With a month left before medical marijuana is officially legal, much of the process – from growing the drug to getting it in the hands of patients – is still pending. The timeline established by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), the group overseeing the implementation of the law (House Bill 523), requires the […]

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