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Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

 Taijuan Moorman Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

If you don’t know what a Central Committee is or does, you’re not alone. It’s an important part of the party system; you vote on a ward representative during the primary election, but what happens after? The Franklin County Republican Party explains the purpose of its Central Committee on its website: “Committee members are elected […]

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Over Two Dozen Central Ohio Community Initiatives Receive Governor’s Grant

 Taijuan Moorman Over Two Dozen Central Ohio Community Initiatives Receive Governor’s Grant

In late December, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued an executive order that will direct Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program funding to various community organizations and initiatives across the state, including 27 Franklin County initiatives. Reviewed by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Governor’s Grant Awards fund initiatives that support services […]

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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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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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Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

 Taijuan Moorman Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown has been announced as one of the winners of the 2019 New Ideas Challenge by national policymaker network NewDEAL. The competition was among state and local leaders, and Brown’s idea was one of five winners. Brown’s submission won in the “Expanding Access to Education” category and will address […]

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The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

 Taijuan Moorman The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Having the right to vote is something that can be taken for granted in our country. In Franklin County’s Nov. 5 election, just under 23% of registered voters actually cast a ballot. It’s not something taken for granted by Bhuwan Pyakurel. In this past election, he reportedly became the first Bhutanese-American elected to office in […]

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