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Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Some Same-Sex Couples Receiving Overdue Tax Notices by Accident

Tax season this year started out with late penalties for unpaid taxes for a lot of same-sex couples that filed jointly federally in 2013. People started receiving the letters on the 14th this month from the Department of Taxation, billing them by mistake. “The letter made them feel like they were being accused of fraud,” […]

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Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Andrew J Ginther Sworn in as 53rd Mayor of Columbus

The Columbus community, and local and state officials, gathered in Lincoln Theatre Wednesday for the swearing-in of Andrew J. Ginther as the city’s 53rd mayor. The resonating phrase of the night seemed to be “purposeful, intentional,” as Ginther gave his address, and also as U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke of mayors past, the foundation they […]

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Success Stories, Calls to Action Discussed at Panel on Immigration

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Success Stories, Calls to Action Discussed at Panel on Immigration

Columbus’ American immigrant population grew by almost a quarter between 2007 and 2012. Foreign-born citizens now make up more than 10 percent of the city’s workforce, and more than 15 percent of the high-tech labor sector. On Wednesday, a panel of speakers, mediated by Guadalupe Velasquez, Assistant Director for the Community Relations Commission and New Americans […]

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Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

After an attempt at a non-partisan conversation surrounding one of the biggest problems facing the nation, President Barack Obama took criticism Tuesday for his executive orders for tighter gun laws. Broader application of background checks, a larger ATF workforce, funding for mental health, destigmatization and better reporting of mental illness, and investment into safer gun […]

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Planned Parenthood Sidesteps Litigation, New Bill Addresses Fetal Tissue Disposal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Planned Parenthood Sidesteps Litigation, New Bill Addresses Fetal Tissue Disposal

Planned Parenthood is still putting out fires from the discredited video that circulated last year, accusing the organization of selling fetal tissue. In December, Attorney General Mike DeWine filed an injunction against Ohio’s three facilities for what he considered misuse and mistreatment of fetal remains. “He threatened us to go to court to stop us […]

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Milo-Grogan Works Toward Economic Integration

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Milo-Grogan Works Toward Economic Integration

A recent study found communities where poor and wealthy people coexist are typically safer and better educated. Using housing prices, a list was made to show cities that were either integrated or segregated, and by what degree. At the bottom of the list, among the most segregated cities, is Columbus, with four percent of its […]

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Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Enough Ohioans are struggling with problem gambling to populate a Columbus suburb. With the rest of the nation they spend more than $7 billion to support their addiction from their own funds and often from those of family members and friends, according to a recent press release. These unseen sufferers are usually the ones to […]

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