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Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. A federal judge has put a temporary hold on an order by the Ohio Department of Health to cease surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic and classify them as nonessential procedures in an effort to conserve scarce personal protective equipment and hospital […]

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How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How to Vote Absentee in the Primary Election

Editor’s Note 4/3/2020: An earlier version of this article suggested calling the Franklin County Board of Elections would save you a stamp in the process of getting an absentee ballot. Calling will save you from having to print your application, not save you a stamp. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio General Assembly […]

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OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

In early February, when Ohio Third Congressional District candidate Morgan Harper met incumbent Rep. Joyce Beatty in the first debate of the race, Harper told onlookers that before launching her campaign, she was told she was “Going to pay for it, that I wouldn’t be able to get another job here, that this would be […]

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

Taijuan Moorman 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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Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown will host Columbus City Council’s first Policy Pitch Night, in which Columbus residents will get the opportunity to submit their “unique” policy ideas in hopes of becoming law. Submissions for the competition are due by Sunday, March 1. A press release from City Council said the competition was for residents […]

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Important Primary Dates to Remember

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Important Primary Dates to Remember

In just over a month, Central Ohioans will vote in a state primary that will determine nominations for U.S. Representative, state senators, state representatives, judges, county and state Central Committees, and for some, the Columbus State Bond Issue, township fire and police levies and the Southwest Public Library Levy. Democrats will also select a nominee […]

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March Voter Forum to Host Franklin County Candidates

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman March Voter Forum to Host Franklin County Candidates

Updated 2/6/2020: This article has been updated to include more information on Issue 21, the Columbus State bond issue. The Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens, League of Women Voters Metro Columbus and WTF?!Weigh The Facts will hold a voters’ forum featuring candidates and issues affecting Franklin County. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March […]

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