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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.

Ohio Aug. 2 primary races to watch — two Cleveland-area Democratic incumbents face off

By: - August 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.   One of the most significant races in Ohio’s Aug. 2 primary […]

Ohio tries to eliminate statute of limitations again, but this time for wrongful convictions

By: - August 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.   A bill about to be introduced into the Ohio House would […]

J.D. Vance denies supporting abusive marriages after viral comments

By: - July 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.   Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance has been under fire after […]

Ohio State Fair puts new safety guidelines to test five years after teenager’s death

By: - July 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 Ohio State Fair kicks off this week at full capacity […]

With abortion ban and no sex education standards in Ohio, advocates fear increase in teen pregnancy

By: - July 25, 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 states tweens and teens are old enough to have […]

Ohio gets one step closer to creating thousands of jobs, making billions thanks to CHIPS Act

By: - July 25, 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 multi-billion dollar project in Ohio to revitalize the country’s supply […]

Only one Ohio Republican votes to federally protect access to contraception

By: - July 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. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to ensure access to contraception Thursday […]

Still anyone’s U.S. Senate seat despite Tim Ryan raising four times as much money as J.D. Vance

By: - July 19, 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.   Although Tim Ryan’s campaign raised more than $9.1 million in its […]

IVF patients, doctors share concerns about new Ohio bill recognizing ‘personhood’ at conception

By: - July 18, 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.   It took Mindi Axner three-and-a-half years, at least one miscarriage and […]

Ohio Rep. behind bill limiting transgender care had never spoken to community

By: - July 13, 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.   Warning: This report contains strong language concerning the LGBTQ+ community. Reader […]

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Ohio Republicans introduce bill that could ban IVF by recognizing ‘personhood’ from conception

By: - July 13, 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 House Republicans introduced a new bill Monday that physicians worry would […]

Jewish community to join ACLU, abortion providers in lawsuit against Ohio’s six-week abortion ban

By: - July 12, 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.   Members of the Jewish community are coming together to tell the […]