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City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Ahead of the general elections for four at-large city council seats tomorrow, November 5, 2019, Columbus Underground is giving voters a chance to do some last-minute research on the candidates. CU has interviewed challengers Tiffany White, Scott Singratsomboune, Joe Motil and Liliana Riviera Baiman, as well as council’s newest members, Rob Dorans and Shayla Favor, […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Joe Motil has been waiting for his turn. At least, that’s the advice he’d been given from Democratic leaders whenever he lost a bid for local offices: “‘Stick around, your turn will come,’” he says. Motil first ran for City Council in 1995. In 1998, he ran for State Representative in what was then the […]

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Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Citizen ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change has announced that it has submitted a pre-circulation petition to the city clerk for a proposed ballot issue to reform City Council. The charter amendment has been proposed in response to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s claim that the current council make-up violates the Voting Rights […]

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BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

On Saturday, November 2, community activists Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) will hold a march of solidarity through the Short North for Black trans women who have lost their lives this year due to violence. Activists and community members will gather at North High Street and West Poplar Avenue at 5:30 p.m., and march […]

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Finalists for Columbus Chief of Police Announced

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Finalists for Columbus Chief of Police Announced

The finalists for the next Columbus Chief of Police have been announced. A search committee looking to fill the position has selected five candidates: D. Samuel Dobson, assistant chief of police for the National Railroad Corporation (AMTRAK) in Washington, D.C. Alexander Jones, colonel and chief of the community relations bureau for the Baltimore County Police […]

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Video: Democratic Debate Discussion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: Democratic Debate Discussion

Central Ohio was home to the fourth Democratic Primary Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville on Tuesday, October 15th. Columbus Underground was on hand at the event to take part in the process. Associate Editor Susan Post and Reporter Taijuan Moorman discuss the issues, the candidates and what happens next as the debates continue. […]

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City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Amidst the local and national debate surrounding $15 an hour minimum wage, today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Mayor Andrew Ginther and President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced all full-time, permanent city employees will make a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The City of Columbus has 8,498 permanent, full-time employees. “Closing the wage gap has been […]

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