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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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Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Joining 19 other state attorneys general, Ohio’s Dave Yost has jumped in on a lawsuit demanding that sexual orientation and gender identity not be included in discrimination protections. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, argues “administrative agencies,” in this case the Biden administration, don’t have the […]

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Morgan Harper Announces Bid for US Senate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Morgan Harper Announces Bid for US Senate

Morgan Harper has announced a campaign for United States Senate race in Ohio. The consumer protection attorney, Columbus community organizer and former congressional candidate will be competing for the Democratic nomination. “I’m a Democrat running to represent Ohio in the United States Senate to give power back to our communities,” said Harper in an announcement […]

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Student Loan Debt Pause Extension Could Help Many Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Student Loan Debt Pause Extension Could Help Many Ohioans

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With Ohioans carrying millions of dollars in student loan debt, it may come as a relief to many that the U.S. Department of Education announced a “final” extension on pausing student loan repayment. The federal agency said the extension will last until Jan. 31, 2022, which President Joe Biden’s administration said is a “definitive end […]

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Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN The liberal and moderate wings of the Democratic Party are at odds over President Joe Biden’s decision to allow an eviction moratorium to expire last weekend. The situation reportedly has become so tense, the factions looked headed for a split. By late Tuesday, Biden had announced an order for a continued moratorium in areas […]

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Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 23 other state attorneys general in a court filing asking the U.S. Supreme Court to return “the question of abortion” back to the states, and overturn Roe v. Wade. The court brief comes as the nation’s highest court considers a challenge to Mississippi’s law banning abortion at […]

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Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

By Marty Schladen Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by […]

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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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