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Transgender Ohioans Win Birth Certificate Lawsuit

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Transgender Ohioans Win Birth Certificate Lawsuit

By Susan Tebben Four transgender Ohioans who sued the state after it refused to change their birth certificates to reflect their identities have won their lawsuit. A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division ruled in favor of Stacie Ray, Basil Argento, Jane Doe, and Ashley Breda, saying an […]

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Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation: More Information Could Combat Hesitancy to COVID-19 Vaccine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation: More Information Could Combat Hesitancy to COVID-19 Vaccine

By Susan Tebben In order for the Black community to trust a vaccine for COVID-19, the community is going to need more information and transparency from those making it. That’s the attitude of state leaders and medical professionals speaking Friday to a conference of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. There is a documented hesitancy to […]

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Ohio Education Association Urges Suspension of In-Person Classes Statewide

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Education Association Urges Suspension of In-Person Classes Statewide

By Susan Tebben The state’s largest public schools union is asking that all public schools suspend in-person instruction until mid-January “in light of the alarming explosion in community spread of the coronavirus in recent weeks.” The Ohio Education Association said in a statement that they plan on calling “state leaders and school districts” to discuss a […]

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Controversial Abortion Burial Bill to Move to Governor for Signature

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Controversial Abortion Burial Bill to Move to Governor for Signature

By Susan Tebben The House passed a bill on Thursday to require abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, despite arguments from religious groups and health clinics in the state. State representatives passed the bill on a 60 to 35 vote along party lines. The bill passed out of the House Civil Justice Committee the […]

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Race, Stigma, and Trauma Training Recommended for Ohio Children Services Transformation

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Race, Stigma, and Trauma Training Recommended for Ohio Children Services Transformation

By Susan Tebben In looking to update the Ohio children services system, an advisory council empaneled by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said more training is needed, particularly when it comes to race, trauma and stigma. The final report of the Children Services Transformation Advisory Council was released recently, after meeting for the better part of a […]

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Teachers Unions Urge Veto on New School Funding Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Teachers Unions Urge Veto on New School Funding Bill

By Susan Tebben Two of Ohio’s top teachers unions are asking the governor to veto a new education bill just passed by the legislature. The Ohio Senate and House passed Senate Bill 89 last week after it spent months in a conference committee being revised and developed into a bill that, among other things, focuses on the private […]

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Schools See Rising Cases Across State

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Schools See Rising Cases Across State

By Susan Tebben The state has ballooned with COVID-19 cases, and schools have reported their own increases in student cases, some hitting triple digits. Delaware County’s Olentangy Local Schools has seen the most total cases as of the most recent state schools report, released on Thursday, with 125 reported COVID-19 cases since reporting began. Franklin County […]

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