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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.

Child sex abuse survivors beg Ohio lawmakers to eliminate statute of limitations

By: - October 24, 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. Child sexual abuse survivors begged Ohio lawmakers last week to eliminate the statute of limitations, […]

Ohio may end state-mandated reading assessment that holds failing third-graders back

By: - October 24, 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 Third Grade Reading Guarantee remains one of the most hotly-debated policies in Ohio’s education […]

Ohio AG Yost rejects proposal to let Ohio voters decide on raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

By: - October 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. Attorney General Dave Yost has rejected a petition to let voters decide if the […]

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr removed from bench, suspended by Ohio Supreme Court

By: and - October 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. On Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an opinion removing Judge Pinkey S. Carr […]

Governor DeWine’s son, appeals court judge run for Ohio Supreme Court, talk about integrity

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

Issue 1: Voters to decide whether judges would be required to consider public safety in setting bail

By: - October 17, 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 1 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot will allow voters to determine if […]

Lawmakers team up with Northeast Ohio medical school to combat mental health worker shortage

By: - October 14, 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. As Ohio continues to suffer from a mental health professional shortage, lawmakers have teamed […]

Ohio Board of Ed. delays resolution opposing LGBTQ+ protections, giving small win to trans community

By: - October 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. The Ohio State Board of Education gave a small win to the LGBTQ+ community […]

3 Ohio justice candidates accused of breaking ethics, told PAC abortion isn’t Constitutional right

By: - October 11, 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. Three Republican candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court are being accused by pro-choice advocates […]

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice candidates have very different backgrounds, ideologies, priorities

By: - October 10, 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 Supreme Court sprung into the national spotlight during the now-going-on-one-year redistricting battle. […]

Bill to expand paid parental leave in Ohio would impact virtually no families

By: - October 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 meant to expand paid parental leave in Ohio won’t impact the vast […]

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 […]