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Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Problematic Track Record on LGBTQ+ Rights

By Jocelyn Rosnick When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This maxim is taught across different religions and cultures, and usually, it’s used to help children learn about empathy. Unfortunately, Ohio’s children are learning […]

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Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Supreme Court will test the old adage that guns and alcohol don’t mix. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments this week, centered on a Clermont County man challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting the use of firearms while under the influence of alcohol. In a show of […]

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Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan Those eager to cast their primary ballots will not have to wait any longer. Early voting has begun in Ohio, weeks ahead of the March 17 primary election. This election features elections between candidates of the same political party, along with some ballot issues. Which political party are you? Ohio is considered an […]

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Black Business Community Voter Forum Recap

 Taijuan Moorman Black Business Community Voter Forum Recap

Editor’s note: The claims made by candidates in this and other public forums need to be fact-checked. This article is a recap of what was said, and should not yet be taken as verified facts from any of the candidates. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce hosted a primary […]

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Columbus Among 105 Global Cities to Score an “A” in Climate Action

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Among 105 Global Cities to Score an “A” in Climate Action

In its 2019 Cities A List report, CDP Global has listed Columbus among cities earning an “A” rating for their work to stem climate change. The nonprofit organization, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, works worldwide to encourage companies and governments to reduce their carbon emissions. CDP graded cities on leadership, management, awareness and disclosure, […]

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Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

By Susan Tebben Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth, a bill to make pornography a public health hazard, and one that aims to cease conversion therapy. Transgender-related medicine A bill still being drafted by state Rep. Ron […]

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There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

By Tyler Buchanan The primary election is approaching in Ohio, and there is still time to register to vote in that election. Voters who are already registered also have a short time left to update their addresses ahead of the March 17 primary. The deadline to register and to update registrations is Tuesday, Feb. 18. How to […]

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