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Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

Columbus Underground Editorial Columbus Underground Editorial Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

TL;DR version: Parents should go back to work but no one can watch your kids, and stores can reopen but customers should stay home.

Many Americans have grown anxious about “getting back to normal” despite warnings that the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus could accelerate once again if social distancing and other guidelines are relaxed too quickly. Ohio was one of the states to lead the call for drastic safety precautions much earlier than many others across the nation. […]

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Opinion: DeWine Has Always Been a “Problematic Fave”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: DeWine Has Always Been a “Problematic Fave”

Over the past decade, society has learned more and more frequently that all humans are flawed (sometimes very deeply) and with the deluge of documented information and trackable online conversations, we’ve quickly learned that every celebrity, politician and average Joe has said or done something wrong. The reaction to these discoveries can produce a wide […]

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Opinion: Now is the Time for Safer Streets

Transit Columbus Transit Columbus Opinion: Now is the Time for Safer Streets

Transit Columbus has regularly expressed our excitement around the implementation of the recently announced Vision Zero policy. We took it to heart that the policy would fundamentally change the approach of transportation officials, but the recent comments to Columbus Underground (CU) indicated that no fundamental changes have been made to the car-centric approach that has been a mainstay […]

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Opinion: Ohio is Faring Better Than Most. Keep it That Way.

Susan Post Susan Post Opinion: Ohio is Faring Better Than Most. Keep it That Way.

Ohio may be considered fly over territory for some, but the state and its 11 million residents have increasingly found themselves on a national, and even international stage, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world.  Over the past weeks, I have often found myself thinking how thankful (or lucky?) I am to live […]

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Opinion: Are Gun & Abortion Laws Really The Top Priorities for Ohioans?

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Opinion: Are Gun & Abortion Laws Really The Top Priorities for Ohioans?

By David C. DeWitt Every week it seems we are reporting stories coming from the Ohio Statehouse on one bill or another that further tinkers with Ohio’s abortion and gun laws, typically restricting abortion services and access to abortion services and expanding access to guns. We have a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way to receive abortion-related […]

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Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

The large SUVs and obnoxiously-sized pickup trucks that are clogging our streets…I cringe at them. Any time I see one, not only do I cringe, but I am reminded that the car manufacturers are getting away with murder. Literally. Federal regulators (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) have known since 2015 that these larger SUVs and […]

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Opinion: Metropolitan Club Debate Example of Working Families’ Exclusion from Columbus Politics

Liliana Rivera Baiman Liliana Rivera Baiman Opinion: Metropolitan Club Debate Example of Working Families’ Exclusion from Columbus Politics

Editor’s Note: In a press release from the campaign of Columbus City Council candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman, Baiman announced that she will not be participating in the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s Columbus City Council Debate forum at the Boathouse on Wednesday, Oct. 23, moderated by Columbus Underground Co-Founder Walker Evans. The press release reads as follows: […]

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