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Opinion: Forestalling a Coming Housing Crisis and Planning for Columbus’ Future

 Zeb Larson Opinion: Forestalling a Coming Housing Crisis and Planning for Columbus’ Future

There’s no shortage of talk about housing problems in Columbus. The city’s growth has sent housing prices shooting up, and there was an affordable housing shortage in the city even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic damage wrought by COVID has only made this worse, and at present, the city (like many other cities) is […]

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Opinion: How Should Ohio Communities Prepare for the Stimulus Bill Relief?

Aaron Domini Aaron Domini Opinion: How Should Ohio Communities Prepare for the Stimulus Bill Relief?

Amazed. Surprised. Unexpected. Thankful. Relieved. These are all reactions from local leaders as they learned of their benefit from the recent American Rescue Plan. With an unprecedented amount of dollars on their way, which doesn’t include the proposed expansive infrastructure plan unveiled this week, the time is now to act quickly and create a strategy […]

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Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

It is the end of March, and we are again plagued by gun violence in our communities, leaving families devastated and peace destroyed in our neighborhoods. Mass shootings wreaked havoc in Atlanta and Denver, but closer to home, the sheer number of murders and violence have us on track to another record year of lives […]

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Opinion: Columbus Climate Action Plan Not in Line With Climate Science

Cathy Cowan Becker Cathy Cowan Becker Opinion: Columbus Climate Action Plan Not in Line With Climate Science

Last December, the city of Columbus released the first draft of its long-awaited Climate Action Plan. The plan discusses not just how to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, but also how to keep the climate crisis from getting worse by lowering our carbon emissions.  That’s critical because cities are responsible for 70% of the […]

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Opinion: No Fracking Way

Anthony Perrin and Larkin Cleland Anthony Perrin and Larkin Cleland Opinion: No Fracking Way

“Fracked gas, in the past. Fracked gas, in the past.” Such was the chant echoing around Ohio State’s Main Oval on October 15, as we gathered with dozens of other students to protest the building of a new power plant, designed to supply the University’s heating and energy for decades to come. And yet, the […]

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Opinion: A Mother’s Plea – Get Your Flu Shot

Crystal Lett Crystal Lett Opinion: A Mother’s Plea – Get Your Flu Shot

I recently took my three kids to get our yearly flu shot. It’s an important tradition in our family, because my oldest son lives with a rare disorder that makes him more susceptible to serious illness. My younger kids know we all get our flu shots to protect their brother. It’s an act of love […]

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Opinion: Beyond the Protests

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Beyond the Protests

There are two competing ways of understanding the “Black Lives Matter” movement: The narrative from the left tells the story of ordinary people, driven by conscience, coming together, across racial lines, at great personal risk, to put an end to a brutal and hypocritical institution, one with a sustained and documented history of targeting black […]

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