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Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Retires

Commissioner Marilyn Brown announced on Tuesday, May 11 that she will be retiring from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Brown served more than 14 years as a commissioner. She called her time on the board “the honor of a lifetime.” ABC6 and others have reported the reason behind Brown’s resignation is due to health issues […]

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Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin announced he will campaign for reelection in 2021 with two new City Council candidates. Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, who previously was certified to appear on the ballot after being one of five candidates to qualify, and Nick Bankston, who filed petition with the Board of Elections to run in […]

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Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

During Mayor Andrew Ginther’s State of the City Address, he referenced phrases like “still standing” and “moving forward” multiple times. Throughout his address, Mayor Ginther referenced the key issues every other American city faced over the last 12+ months: COVID-19, calls for police reform, rising crime and a racial justice reckoning. Much like last year’s […]

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Who Will Be on the Ballot for City Council in November? And More Questions Answered

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Who Will Be on the Ballot for City Council in November? And More Questions Answered

With the recent withdrawals of council members Priscilla Tyson and Mitchell Brown from the upcoming Columbus City Council race, many conversations and questions arose regarding what this means for the November general election, the process for replacing candidates, and more. Columbus Underground has provided an FAQ to some of these questions: Q: What is required […]

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Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Just one week after Councilmember Priscilla Tyson announced her upcoming departure from Columbus City Council, Mitchell J. Brown followed suit with an announcement of his own today. Brown has served in the position for nearly six years and will not be seeking re-election for a second full term. “It has been an incredible journey,” stated Brown. […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced his appointments to the city’s first Civilian Police Review Board. In November, residents overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General for the Division of Police. A workgroup in December outlined recommendations for the board’s composition, roles and powers. The city reportedly reviewed more […]

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Upper Arlington’s Asian Community Responds to Lt. Gov. Husted’s use of ‘Wuhan Virus’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Upper Arlington’s Asian Community Responds to Lt. Gov. Husted’s use of ‘Wuhan Virus’

Individuals and families of Upper Arlington’s Asian Community have signed a letter to Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted in response to tweet last week in which the Lt. Governor, who is an Upper Arlington resident, shared an unfounded claim regarding the origins of COVID-19. The tweet links to an Axios article on a claim made by […]

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