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City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Susan Post Susan Post City, Airbnb Crack Down on Mass Gatherings

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Tuesday, May 5 with information from Airbnb. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein is providing the Columbus Police Department with new guidance regarding cracking down on house parties and mass gatherings in the city. “To stop more reckless and selfish conduct, I’m recommending that CPD issue citations to any […]

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Columbus Joins Five Other Cities in Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Sabotaging Obamacare

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Joins Five Other Cities in Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Sabotaging Obamacare

The City of Columbus and five other U.S. cities are the latest entities to come together in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration. With the filing of a 130-page complaint, Columbus, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Chicago, and citizens of Charlottesville, VA, have accused the Trump Administration of unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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City Cracks Down on Crime-Ridden Carryouts and Drug Houses

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Cracks Down on Crime-Ridden Carryouts and Drug Houses

On Friday morning, the City of Columbus closed down the Family Market carryout at 924 East Long Street, citing a long list of complaints and illegal activities. According to the office of City Attorney Zach Klein, the business was home to drug trafficking activity as well as police reports of assault, burglary, fighting, public intoxication, car theft and […]

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City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

As former Columbus City Council president Zach Klein begins his role as City Attorney, council has selected its new president and president pro tempore. Councilmember Shannon Hardin was named Council President, and Councilmember Michael Stinziano is now President Pro Tempore. The announcement came at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 2. Hardin and former president […]

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NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Following one group’s continual push for district representation on Columbus City Council, council is again defending the at-large voting method by which its members are elected. This time, they’re answering to a letter sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), who last month asserted that Columbus’ electoral process violates the Voting Rights Act of […]

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City Council Holds Hearing on Conversion Therapy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Holds Hearing on Conversion Therapy

Columbus City Council is considering a citywide ban on conversion therapy for minors, making Columbus the third city in Ohio to take local action against the practice. Council held a public hearing last night to hear public and professional testimony against conversion, or “reparative,” therapy, a practice used by mental health professionals intended to change […]

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Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther joined Columbus City Council President Zach Klein in announcing this afternoon that the City of Columbus would continue forward in its effort to accept refugees and immigrants, defying the executive order issued by President Trump last Friday. “Our immigrant population is part of the fabric of what makes Columbus so vibrant,” stated […]

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