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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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Signatures Being Gathered to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Signatures Being Gathered to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Ohio

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN A state board gave the green light for organizers to begin gathering tens of thousands of signatures to inch closer to legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. Should they gather the roughly 133,000 signatures needed, the so-called “Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” organizers would give their proposal to the Ohio […]

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Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission ended their week in Mansfield as constituents continued to give input on legislative district map-drawing, and share their thoughts on the process. Throughout the week of two-a-day meetings, starting in Cleveland and winding through the state to Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati, Zanesville, Rio Grande, Lima, Toledo, Akron and Mansfield, commission members […]

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Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Ohio Statehouse as Anti-Vaccine Attitudes Thrive at Committee Hearing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Ohio Statehouse as Anti-Vaccine Attitudes Thrive at Committee Hearing

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN One day after the Ohio House Speaker announced a “pause” on a sweeping anti-vaccination bill, the House Health Committee spent five hours Tuesday fielding testimony laden with medical claims about vaccines that are diametrically opposed to guidance from state and federal health officials. While the hearing, the bill’s sixth, was ostensibly about legislation, […]

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How Ohio’s Last Bout of Redistricting Made Representation More Difficult

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How Ohio’s Last Bout of Redistricting Made Representation More Difficult

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Mindy Nagel’s congressman changes depending on the side of her house in which she’s sitting. The border Nagel sits on is in between Cincinnati and North College Hill in Hamilton County. Because of how district maps were drawn during the last bout of redistricting, the west half of her house is in Ohio’s […]

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House Republicans Propose Sweeping Voting Restrictions

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Propose Sweeping Voting Restrictions

This article was first published on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives proposed sweeping voting restrictions last week that would impose new hurdles for voters to register and cast a ballot. The legislation, if passed, would require voters to present state issued photo identification to vote, eliminate no-excuse […]

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Immunocompromised Ohioans Eligible for Additional COVID-19 Shot

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Immunocompromised Ohioans Eligible for Additional COVID-19 Shot

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The new head of the Ohio Department of Health said there are a few Ohioans who could be eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on action by the FDA and the CDC, an additional dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended for severely immunocompromised individuals. “These […]

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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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