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Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in the national news over the weekend for a noted change in his stance on the second amendment. In the wake of the Parkland Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, Kasich appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to call out both President Trump and members of Congress […]

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Downtown Commissioner Michael Brown Selected as City Council Chief of Staff

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Downtown Commissioner Michael Brown Selected as City Council Chief of Staff

Columbus City Council announced a new chief of staff this afternoon. Michael Brown, who serves on the City of Columbus Downtown Commission, among other boards, will begin his new role in late February. “It is humbling to look at the work ahead, the diversity of opinions and issues and neighborhoods that City Council serves,” Brown […]

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Thousands Take Part in 2018 Women’s March in Columbus

Katherine Forbes Katherine Forbes Thousands Take Part in 2018 Women’s March in Columbus

On the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, and the first day of the government shutdown, a crowd of an estimated 3,000 Central Ohio residents gathered at the Ohio Convention Center for the Women’s March 2018. Organized by Socialist Alternative and the Women’s March Ohio – Columbus Region, in addition to marching, the sizable crowd […]

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Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

As the federal government scrambles to avoid a shutdown at midnight tonight, much of the conversation centers around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While national lawmakers struggle to reach a deal, many in Columbus are taking a firm stance behind supporting the program that provides protection for young unauthorized immigrants — commonly referred […]

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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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Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

During their Monday night meeting, Columbus City Council voted unanimously to appoint Emmanuel Remy as their newest member. Remy has been a realtor with Coldwell Banker King Thompson for the last six years and Northland Council President for the last five years. He was selected from a pool of 13 finalists, narrowed down from 36 […]

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Yes We Can to Rally Against Columbus’ Appointment Process

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can to Rally Against Columbus’ Appointment Process

Columbus City Council will appoint a new member to fill its vacancy this Monday, January 8, but not without some opposition from Yes We Can, the local group of Democrats behind appointment candidate Jasmine Ayres. The group will speak against council’s appointment process, through which more than 30 of the past 36 council members were […]

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