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How the Ohio Environmental Council Formed a Union

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman How the Ohio Environmental Council Formed a Union

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 nonunion workers had median weekly earnings that were 82% of earnings compared to workers who were union members. However, the percentage of U.S. workers belonging to unions in 2018 was only 10.5%, and the percentage has seen a steady decrease year after year. Forming a […]

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Data Shows Decrease in Ohio Abortions

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Data Shows Decrease in Ohio Abortions

The Ohio Department of Health’s Induced Abortions in Ohio Report for 2018 shows a decrease in the number of abortions completed from 2017, down 2% for that year. In a press release, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said the data is reflective of abortion accessibility across Ohio — despite measures to ban abortion […]

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Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Michigan and Ohio. Republican and Democrat. These may seem like unbridgeable divides these days, but when it comes to running cities, all that matters is what works. And Columbus is offering the country lessons for smart economic development that transcends politics.  That’s why this week, we brought the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors to Columbus, […]

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City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

The City of Columbus is one of seven municipalities to be awarded a $20,000 CityStart grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to create financial empowerment strategies for women and families. Each city will receive $20,000 for planning and an intensive six to nine-month “technical assistance engagement partnership” with the fund. The application was […]

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Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Edith Espinal Denied for Stay of Removal

Editors note: This article and its headline has been updated to include ICE’s decision to deny Espinal’s application for Stay of Removal on Thursday, Aug. 29. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied Edith Espinal’s application for a Stay of Removal. The application would have halted Espinal’s deportation order, allowing her to go home while she […]

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Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to state the recommendations are the work of Matrix Consulting Group, not the Columbus Community Safety Commission. Matrix Consulting Group, the third-party consultant hired by the City of Columbus to review the Columbus Division of Police, has released their study and given 140 recommendations to reform police policies, […]

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Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Ohio’s six week abortion ban has been blocked by a federal judge. Planned to go into effect on July 11, the state’s most restrictive abortion measure has now been delayed. Senior US District Judge Michael Barrett issued an injunction on Wednesday, temporarily preventing the ban from becoming law.  “Inasmuch as this Court has determined that […]

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