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What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What Does the Governor’s New Task Force Mean for the Future of Mapfre Stadium and the Fairgrounds?

Governor Mike DeWine has formed a new task force that will take a big-picture look at the future of the Ohio State fairgrounds and the state-owned land immediately surrounding it. “Today, I am announcing the formation of a task force, called ‘Expo 2050,’ to take stock of all of the great things going on at […]

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Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Ohio’s six week abortion ban has been blocked by a federal judge. Planned to go into effect on July 11, the state’s most restrictive abortion measure has now been delayed. Senior US District Judge Michael Barrett issued an injunction on Wednesday, temporarily preventing the ban from becoming law.  “Inasmuch as this Court has determined that […]

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Opinion: Stop Reading Lies About Abortion, Start Funding It

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Stop Reading Lies About Abortion, Start Funding It

Wow, are anti-choicers winning this fight, huh? I have to hand it to them, they’ve developed a multi-pronged attack on reproductive rights that has effectively dismantled all common knowledge, reason and scientific understanding. Then again, I suppose it is an opportune time to bend facts and twist narratives. In the week or so since Mike […]

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Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed SB 23, a ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest, will take effect in 90 days. “Today and everyday, we will not accept barriers placed on abortion access by politicians or judges. We refuse to be intimidated […]

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Open Letter to Governor DeWine on Gas Tax & Transportation Funding

Stu Nicholson Stu Nicholson Open Letter to Governor DeWine on Gas Tax & Transportation Funding

Dear Governor DeWine, Mobility and Opportunity for a Vibrant Economy in Ohio, or MOVE Ohio, applauds the formation of your Blue-Ribbon committee on funding transportation infrastructure into the future. While your priorities must include funding to maintain safe roads and bridges, Ohio needs more. Ohio must prioritize funding to support the safe, affordable mobility of […]

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Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

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Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Iris Harvey and Leana Wen are navigating some tricky political waters. On the state level, Harvey leads as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio against anti-abortion attacks from the state’s succession of conservative legislators and governors. And on the national level, Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, oversees a […]

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