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Art Commissioners Reflect on Statue Removal, Flag Redesign & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Art Commissioners Reflect on Statue Removal, Flag Redesign & More

On Wednesday, July 1, the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue located at City Hall began, as requested by Mayor Andrew Ginther and agreed upon by the Columbus Art Commission, whose members are charged with approving the altering or removal of the city’s public art, among other responsibilities. The seven-person body motioned to move forward […]

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City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Thursday, July 2 that he would be signing an executive order, to go in effect beginning Friday, July 3, requiring the use of facial coverings in public. You will need to wear masks in Columbus in public. Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts said the city saw a single-day […]

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Faith Mission’s Health Center Integrates HIV Testing with Primary Care

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Faith Mission’s Health Center Integrates HIV Testing with Primary Care

Saturday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and a new program from Faith Mission’s Health Center is joining health centers nationally in taking steps toward ending the HIV epidemic. The center offers medical care to people who are homeless, low-income or uninsured. With this new program, many of the free and low-cost services the center […]

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Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Throughout the month of July and before members go on recess, Columbus City Council will advance a legislative package in an effort to reimagine public safety, per a press conference on Thursday, June 25. City Council announced a package that will include independent investigations into lethal force, limiting or banning no-knock raids, instituting background checks […]

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Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopens, Cases Increase & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopens, Cases Increase & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 25, 6,567 cases and 297 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 8,683 cases and 432 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 47,651 cases and 2,772 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Abolitionists and Academics Weigh in on Defunding the Police

By now you’ve seen the signs and hashtags, and maybe you’ve seen the moves made by other cities in the last few weeks. Defund the Police has caught traction with people across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police and the ensuing weeks […]

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Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

On Sunday, June 21, over three weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death culminated once again in violence. Just five days after Mayor Andrew Ginther issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas for crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray to “clear instances of violence,” Columbus police once again released […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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