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Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Over the last several days, City officials have responded to the protests that took place starting Thursday, May 28 and continued over the weekend, the Columbus Division of Police’s handling of those protesters, and more. City Council President Shannon Hardin and Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown have spoken on a renewed urgency for a Civilian Review Commission and […]

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Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

On the evening of Friday, May 29, Columbus City Council called a press conference to comment on the events of last night’s protest. The general message from the conference was in support of protesting, however an urging for nonviolence continued throughout. City Council President Shannon Hardin, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals President Nick Bankston, Letha Pugh, […]

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Photos: Protestors Take to the Streets Over Death of George Floyd

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Protestors Take to the Streets Over Death of George Floyd

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed while in the Minneapolis police department’s custody this week, sparked outrage and protests across the country, including Columbus. Downtown, demonstrators gathered Thursday evening in solidarity with protestors in Minneapolis and in Louisville, where the death of Breonna Taylor in March has also caused unrest. With […]

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Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

One Franklin County mother first learned that her child had contracted COVID-19 in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center through the sporadic calls she received from him in the last month or so. The mother, who has asked Columbus Underground to not identify her for fear of having her child’s case impacted, says the detention […]

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Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

By Tyler Buchanan Amid a flurry of other legislative activity, two Republican state representatives introduced a bill last week to repeal prevailing wage in Ohio. State reps. Ron Hood of Ashville and Bill Dean of Xenia introduced House Bill 663 on Tuesday, May 19, four months after first pitching the bill to colleagues in January.  Eight Republicans join […]

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Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

By Tyler Buchanan The reopening of Ohio means more people are out in public, and the state’s department of health wants to keep those infected by COVID-19 away from others. To do that, the Ohio Department of Health is carrying out a “contact tracing” program. The goal is to identify those with the virus as well as […]

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Workers Largely Left Out of Ohio’s Reopening Plan Process

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Workers Largely Left Out of Ohio’s Reopening Plan Process

By Tyler Buchanan A government worker who fears for their health. An employee who is afraid to return to working in a crowded Amazon warehouse.  A store clerk who is very complimentary of his boss’s safety precautions, but nevertheless worries about the virus infecting his small shop.  These are among the voices left unheard by state […]

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