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November Election Write-Ins Show Differing Attitudes of Columbus Voters

 Taijuan Moorman November Election Write-Ins Show Differing Attitudes of Columbus Voters

In the November 5 general election in Columbus, there were 5,262 write-in votes for Mayor Ginther’s unopposed run for re-election in the City of Columbus. According to records provided by the Franklin County Board of Elections, the uncertified candidates written in as alternatives to Mayor Ginther included local leaders and figures, Republican politicians, cartoon characters, […]

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Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, around 1,500 Central Ohio residents held a rally to voice support for impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office. Rally participants gathered near the Graceland Shopping Center to chant and hold signs demanding the impeachment and removal of the President. Columbus residents joined demonstrations across the country ahead of […]

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Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

 Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

The next Columbus Chief of Police has been announced. Thomas Quinlan, who has served as acting interim chief of police for the division after former Chief Kim Jacobs retired in February of this year, will be the next Columbus Division of Police chief. In early November, the city announced two finalists for the position: Quinlan […]

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Community Group Gives Peer Support to Breastfeeding Black Women

 Taijuan Moorman Community Group Gives Peer Support to Breastfeeding Black Women

In early December, a $4.5 million grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid was awarded to CelebrateOne, local partners, and emerging community organizations that address the disparities in birth outcomes and infant mortality rates as their missions. One of the organizations that received a portion of the grant is Black Lactation Circle of Central Ohio […]

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The Confluence Cast: Governor Ted Strickland

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Governor Ted Strickland

Is Ohio woke enough? Why aren’t we a swing state anymore? What’s it going to take to turn things around before the 2020 election? These questions and more were addressed by former Governor Ted Strickland at a special live event at the Gateway Film Center. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the Confluence Cast:Web | Patreon | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter

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CelebrateOne, Partners Awarded $4.5M Grant

 Taijuan Moorman CelebrateOne, Partners Awarded $4.5M Grant

Public-private infant mortality initiative CelebrateOne and various partners have been awarded a $4.5 million grant. The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio’s Managed Care Plans (MCPs) announced that the grant would be awarded to 13 local partners led by CelebrateOne to address the disparity in birth outcomes experienced by African American women in Franklin […]

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City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

 Taijuan Moorman City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

Update as of 12/10/2019 at 11:25 a.m: On Monday, Dec. 9, City Council passed Ordinance 2952-2019, putting proposed changes to city code and Area Commissions into effect. One proposed change, the capping of the number of Area Commissioners on one commission to 17, was omitted as a result of public feedback. Columbus’ Department of Neighborhoods […]

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