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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Michael Stinziano, recently voted as President Pro Tempore of Columbus City Council, has announced a run for Franklin County Auditor. Stinziano has served on council for the last two years. “I’m running for Auditor because I want to move our government forward,” Stinziano said in a released statement. “We’re not taking advantage of technology that […]

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Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Since Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates first started filing, a lot has changed, with more candidates entering the Democratic primary and one leaving the Republican primary. Ohioans now have three Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates to pick from for the state’s next leader, as the February deadline for petition-filing draws nearer. The GOP’s frontrunner, Attorney General […]

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NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Following one group’s continual push for district representation on Columbus City Council, council is again defending the at-large voting method by which its members are elected. This time, they’re answering to a letter sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), who last month asserted that Columbus’ electoral process violates the Voting Rights Act of […]

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Get Your Nominations in for our Annual Best Of Lists!

Walker Evans Walker Evans Get Your Nominations in for our Annual Best Of Lists!

It’s getting dark early and the temperatures are dropping rapidly, which means it’s that time of year once again! The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, and we’re looking for your nominations in our annual “Best of” awards and recognitions, which are the city’s only year-end lists that determine the best people, places, products, events […]

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Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best Columbus Architecture of 2017

For the third year in a row, Columbus Underground is celebrating the contemporary architectural and design talents represented in the myriad of new development proposals that have been announced over the course of the past 12 months. While other local architectural awards honor completed projects after construction has finished, ours awards takes a look at […]

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Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

The appointment process has begun for the individual who’ll soon take the city council seat currently occupied by President Zach Klein. Starting on Monday, November 20, the City Clerk’s office is accepting applications, which include a résumé and a narrative describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Klein, recently elected as Columbus City Attorney, […]

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NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

At the urging of local ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a letter to the City of Columbus asserting that its at-large method of electing city council members has weakened the voting strength of Columbus’ black community and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights […]

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