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Morgan Trau

Morgan Trau

Morgan Trau is a political reporter and multimedia journalist based out of the WEWS Columbus Bureau. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Trau has previously worked as an investigative, political and fact-checking reporter in Grand Rapids, Mich. at WZZM-TV; a reporter and MMJ in Spokane, Wash. at KREM-TV and has interned at 60 Minutes and worked for CBS Interactive and PBS NewsHour.

Veterans confused, educators concerned over bill to let vets teach without background in education

By: - October 5, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. A new bill in the Ohio Senate that is aiming to curb the teacher […]

Disabled veterans in Ohio would get tax break under proposed bill

By: - October 3, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. A proposed bill in the Ohio House would exempt disabled veterans and their surviving […]

Veteran Ohio Secretary of State tackles Majewski’s alleged military misrepresentations

By: - September 30, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Congressional candidate J.R. Majewski still hasn’t provided definitive evidence he is an Afghanistan combat […]

District 2: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars, funding

By: - September 29, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Two Northern Ohioans are vying to represent District 2 in the State Board of […]

Ohio military veterans condemn J.R. Majewski’s alleged misrepresentation of military experience

By: - September 28, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Military veterans in Ohio are reacting with disappointment and anger following congressional […]

Domestic violence bills stagnant in Ohio despite fewer opponents, News 5 analysis shows

By: - September 26, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Domestic violence bills tend to have the least amount of opponents, yet disproportionately don’t pass, according to a News 5 analysis. When News 5 last spoke to Diona Clark in Feb., she was excitedly gearing up for the passage of Aisha’s Law — a bill that would provide more protections for domestic violence survivors like herself. […]

Akron Children’s Hospital is latest gender-affirming care provider to face online threats

By: - September 23, 2022

Akron Children’s Hospital is the latest institution to be targeted for providing health care for transgender youth. The hospital provides gender-affirming care, such as hormone blockers and counseling services, to trans youth. But Akron Children’s had to temporarily take down the gender-affirming care section of its website after social media users started flooding the hospital […]

Shaker Heights Schools joins lawsuit against EdChoice

By: - September 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shaker Heights Schools is the latest school district to join in […]

New Ohio GOP ‘censorship’ bill is 7th this term

By: - September 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Republican lawmakers have put forward at least seven different bills […]

Ohio Supreme Court goes against Secretary of State, allows election-denier on ballot

By: - September 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A QAnon conspiracy theorist and election-denier who had been barred by […]

Second pause to abortion law planned by Hamilton Co. judge

By: - September 20, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. The Hamilton County judge who issued an order temporarily blocking enforcement of […]

Trans community speaks against Board of Ed. resolution opposing LGBTQ+ protections

By: - September 20, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — The LGBTQ+ community, educators, parents and some lawmakers are speaking out […]