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Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

By Susan Tebben Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth, a bill to make pornography a public health hazard, and one that aims to cease conversion therapy. Transgender-related medicine A bill still being drafted by state Rep. Ron […]

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There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

By Tyler Buchanan The primary election is approaching in Ohio, and there is still time to register to vote in that election. Voters who are already registered also have a short time left to update their addresses ahead of the March 17 primary. The deadline to register and to update registrations is Tuesday, Feb. 18. How to […]

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Watch 2020 Debates on the Big Screen for Free!

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watch 2020 Debates on the Big Screen for Free!

Columbus Underground is excited to announce that in partnership with the Gateway Film Center, locals can participate in the political process through the screening of the 2020 Presidential debates. Each free-to-attend event will include not only the screening, but also panel discussions, expert analyses and active conversations. “Bombarded with information in our 24-hour news cycle, […]

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Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, around 1,500 Central Ohio residents held a rally to voice support for impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office. Rally participants gathered near the Graceland Shopping Center to chant and hold signs demanding the impeachment and removal of the President. Columbus residents joined demonstrations across the country ahead of […]

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Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Update 3:20PM 6/22/19 — President Trump stated that he will delay the ICE raids. If it comes to fruition, President Donald Trump’s tweet warning of the removal of “millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” has major implications for the local immigrant community. The announcement, later confirmed by Immigration […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

**Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn.The first piece looks at current and future threats to the right to privacy and autonomy. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** Pro-choice activists are in a state of triage. Since their major offensive move […]

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