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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.

Some Northeast Ohio polling locations have changed; here’s how to check

By: - November 8, 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. Tens of thousands of Northeast Ohio voters will have to cast their ballot in a […]

Ohio lawmaker proposes prohibition on non-existent vaccine mandate

By: - November 7, 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 bill introduced by a Republican lawmaker in Ohio would prohibit schools from enforcing a […]

Proposed bill would require Ohio prisons to provide feminine hygiene products

By: - November 7, 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. Ohio law does not explicitly state that feminine hygiene products need to […]

Your 2022 Ohio Midterm Election Guide

By: - November 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. The 2022 Ohio midterms are coming up soon, so we made you […]

What is ‘hooning,’ and why are Ohio lawmakers trying to pass a law against it?

By: - November 4, 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. Ohio lawmakers want to slam the breaks on “hooning,” or reckless driving, putting forward a […]

The 6 races that could impact Ohio’s redistricting debate

By: - November 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. The future Ohio Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of the state’s district maps, […]

Sick of campaign ads yet? Here’s why you’re seeing so many, and why experts say they work

By: - November 2, 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. Campaign ads, although excessive, actually do impact voters, according to researchers. Turning on a TV […]

Gen-Z voters worry about possible age restrictions if Ohio Issue 2 is passed

By: - November 1, 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. Issue 2 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot is worrying some Gen-Z voters, due to […]

Cleveland doctor, who said COVID-19 vax makes people magnetic, under state investigation

By: - October 31, 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 Cleveland doctor who falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people magnetic and may […]

Issue 2: Ohio voters to decide whether non-citizens can vote in local elections

By: - October 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. Issue 2 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot will allow voters to determine if non-citizens […]

Voter fraud isn’t nearly as prevalent as some lawmakers make it out to be

By: - October 27, 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. Despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud, election security has become one of the main […]

Current GOP justice, appeals court judge run for Ohio Supreme Court, have very different backgrounds

By: - October 26, 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 makeup of the upcoming Ohio Supreme Court is arguably the most important composition the […]