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County Prosecutors, Ohio AG Oppose Ban on No-Knock Warrants, Propose Enhanced Standards

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal County Prosecutors, Ohio AG Oppose Ban on No-Knock Warrants, Propose Enhanced Standards

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

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Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

By Tyler Buchanan Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. […]

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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!

NOTE: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been updated for each event in the series. 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. Many of these free-to-attend event will include […]

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Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Starting Sept. 2, Julius Tate Jr.’s family and a community of supporters have marched, calling for justice in his case. The “March Against Columbus” ended on Thursday, Sept. 17 with a march and candlelight vigil, where Tate’s family once again honored him at the location where he was killed. The conclusion to 16 days of […]

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Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, five Columbus community members pitched their local policy ideas to three members of Columbus City Council for the city’s first-ever Policy Pitch Night, in partnership with Cincinnati-based community engagement and strategy company Cohear. The event, which was originally to take place in late March but was postponed due to the coronavirus […]

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Senate Committee Approves School Firearms Legislation

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Approves School Firearms Legislation

By Susan Tebben A Senate committee approved legislation allowing school districts to enact firearms policies for personnel in only the third hearing on the bill, but the second consecutively that included hours of testimony opposing it. Senate Bill 317, according to sponsor Sen. Bill Coley, R-Liberty Twp, seeks to “fix an error” made by the 12th […]

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How to Use Voter Drop Boxes This Fall

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How to Use Voter Drop Boxes This Fall

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio voter drop boxes are shaping up to play an important role in the election process this fall. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties will feature one drop box and they can be used for more than just dropping off completed ballots. The 88 county boards of election offices must all have their drop […]

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