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Opinion: Provide Jobs for All and End Poverty

Chuck Lynd Chuck Lynd Opinion: Provide Jobs for All and End Poverty

Over the past 40 years, corporate America has off-shored half our manufacturing base, almost all of our textile industry, and in recent decades even our high tech computing jobs have been moving overseas. Our own tech people are being asked to train their replacements abroad. Now we are being told that half the jobs remaining […]

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Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

Mike Brown Mike Brown Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

There is major new development in the heart of Columbus, and that is creating a needed conversation on affordability. Advocacy groups are working to drive a new generation of investment and policy in our region to spur affordable developments, along with various levels of government. We also have some voices very critical of the new […]

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Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Michael Corey Michael Corey Opinion: Republican Tax Plan Creates More Need While Limiting Non-Profit Support

Our elected officials in Congress are close to finalizing sweeping tax legislation that would hurt, not help, those most in need, and those charged with caring for them. The tax vote cast by Ohio’s Congressional Delegation members will have a significant, long-ranging impact on all who call central Ohio home. The Human Service Chamber of […]

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Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue Ohio’s Prescription Drug Issue: What You Need to Know

In November, Ohio voters will go to the polls to vote on Issue 2. Issue 2 is a deceptive and vaguely-worded ballot issue that would impose unworkable contracting requirements for state prescription drug purchases based on prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s important to understand how Issue 2 would affect medical […]

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Opinion: Local Sports Fans Need to Support Both Football and Fútbol

Molly Ryan Molly Ryan Opinion: Local Sports Fans Need to Support Both Football and Fútbol

Dear Columbus, Do we have the best damn band in the land? Yes. Do we also have the best damn soccer team in the land? Yes. Yesterday, a friend suggested that if we put the Crew in Scarlet and Gray the city would actually do something. In a lot of ways, she is right. But […]

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Opinion: Stadium Issue Should be Solved Collaboratively, not Competitively

Julie George Julie George Opinion: Stadium Issue Should be Solved Collaboratively, not Competitively

Despite having never lived through a major war event, I am no stranger to the battlefield. From cable television news desks to campaign podiums to the American Idol stage, my generation has grown up in the midst of the idea that competition is the means to progress. This week’s announcement from Columbus Crew owner Anthony […]

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Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

After members of the Columbus Education Association unanimously voted no confidence in the current Columbus City School Board members, progressive Democratic challengers for Columbus Board of Education Abby Vaile, Amy Harkins and Erin Upchurch voiced their solidarity with the teachers union. “We stand with our teachers and we support them,” said Vaile, a former union […]

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