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The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The City of Whitehall

Columbus’s suburbs will play a big role in how we’re able to grow in the future. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Whitehall’s mayor Kim Maggard and Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff to discuss the new mixed-use development plans in Whitehall, how they believe they are uniquely positioned to grow in the years to come, and […]

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Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

On May 21, protesters nationwide joined together for the #StopTheBans rally, to stop state abortion bans passing across the country. In Columbus, protesters gathered outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office at 77 S. High St., before moving the demonstration to the front steps of the Ohio Statehouse. In April, Gov. DeWine signed Senate Bill 23, […]

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Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

The Ohio legislature is considering its fourth abortion restriction in just six months.  Aimed at blocking private insurance companies from covering abortions, the bill is getting attention from physicians in Ohio and beyond for including misinformation about ectopic pregnancies, a serious, life-threatening condition that is a leading cause of maternal mortality. If passed, House Bill […]

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Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Masonique Saunders Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery

The case of Masonique Saunders has reached a conclusion.  A 17-year-old Near East Side resident, Saunders was initially charged with the murder of her boyfriend Julius Tate Jr., who was fatally shot by Columbus police officer Eric Richards in December. On Thursday, May 9, she pled guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter as […]

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Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

While a federal judge has blocked the domestic “gag rule,” the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, lives on, and Ohioans are part of a nationwide grassroots efforts to fight it.  Population Connection Action Fund (PCAF) is the national organization running the campaign to #Fight4HER, meaning, fight for the Global Health, […]

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Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Ohio could once again become a battleground state. Ruled “an unconstitutional gerrymander,” the state’s congressional map has been tossed out by a federal court, and lawmakers have until June to draw a new one. The ruling came on Friday, May 3 from a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

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Columbus Voters’ Guide to the May 7 Primary Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Voters’ Guide to the May 7 Primary Ballot

The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 7, and while there aren’t any local candidates vying for office, Columbus is asking voters to approve a hefty $1.03 billion bond package. The funds would go toward a number of items, like capital improvements, neighborhood recreation centers, affordable housing, and a new Franklin County Municipal […]

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