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‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

City officials have come together against Issue 7, the only issue Columbus residents will see on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin, and other community leaders announced their opposition in a media event last week. The ballot measure would take $87 million from the City […]

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Columbus Expected to Receive 345 Afghan Evacuees

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Expected to Receive 345 Afghan Evacuees

This week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state has received notification that 855 Afghan evacuees will come to Ohio through the U.S. Department of State’s Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program. 345 of those individuals are expected to be placed in Columbus. Over the next six months, Afghan evacuees will be placed with eight […]

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Police Accountability Project Says Federal Review of CPD Does Not Go Far Enough

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Police Accountability Project Says Federal Review of CPD Does Not Go Far Enough

The Columbus Police Accountability Project has responded to the announcement that the United States Department of Justice would be reviewing the Columbus Division of Police, saying the review does not meet the community’s call for a federal investigation. Earlier this year, community organizations, including the ACLU Ohio, the Columbus NAACP and the Columbus Urban League, […]

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US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman US Department of Justice to Review Columbus Police Department

The City of Columbus has announced the U.S. Department of Justice has accepted its invitation to review the Columbus Division of Police. The DOJ will provide assistance through its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), according to a press release, which is responsible for improving community policing nationwide. The partnership with the city will […]

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Commission Releases First Draft of District Map for Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Commission Releases First Draft of District Map for Council

After a series of public working sessions, outreach meetings and an online survey filled out by more than 2,300 residents, the citizen-led Council Residential Districting Commission has released the first draft of a district map for Columbus City Council districts. The first map released is based on 2010 Census data, while future sets of maps […]

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Ginther Announces New Public Safety Director

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ginther Announces New Public Safety Director

Last week, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the appointment of Robert Clark as the City of Columbus’ new Director of Public Safety. Clark is a former U.S. Department of Justice official, as a special agent in charge of the Los Angeles field office. He also has experience in local and international law enforcement. He most recently served as the national police […]

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Data from City’s Alternative Response Pilot Program Shows its Potential

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Data from City’s Alternative Response Pilot Program Shows its Potential

Data from a six-week pilot program focused on providing more accurate emergency-response experiences citywide highlights the need for more alternative responses in emergency situations that do not require police and fire forces. The first two weeks of the pilot program, which ran from June 7 to July 2, were used to develop policies and hold […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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